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and waves against shore
Eric Hemenway and waves against shore
Eric Hemenway
Native people in the Great Eric Hemenway
Native people in the Great
Lakes had been battling to Native people in the Great
Lakes had been battling to
stay in the Great Lakes for Lakes had been battling to
stay in the Great Lakes for
almost a hundred years prior part of
the bigger picture that these being moved
out. They were fighting to out. They were fighting to
stay in their homelands: the
homelands of their fathers, stay in their homelands: the
homelands of their fathers,
their grandmothers, their homelands of their fathers,
their grandmothers, their
grandfathers, where their their grandmothers, their
grandfathers, where their
ancestors are buried. So it grandfathers, where their
ancestors are buried. So it
was very important to them ancestors are buried. So it
was very important to them
that they not be relocated; was very important to them
that they not be relocated;
that they stay in the Great e been here for
thousands of years so we have e
supposed to be, and within, supposed to be, and within,
you know, a couple centuries,
your whole world changes. you know, a couple centuries,
your whole world changes.
Announcer:In 1812, a very your whole world changes.
Announcer:In 1812, a very
young United States already Announcer:In 1812, a very
young United States already
had its sights set on young United States already
had its sights set on
expansion to the north and the had its sights set on
expansion to the north and the
west. But the British Empire, expansion to the north and the
west. But the British Empire,
the global superpower of the west. But the British Empire,
the global superpower of the
age, wanted to keep its former the global superpower of the
age, wanted to keep its former
colony tightly contained. In age, wanted to keep its former
colony tightly contained. In
the balance were the lands of colony tightly contained. In
the balance were the lands of
the Northwestern Frontier. the balance were the lands of
the Northwestern Frontier.
Douglas Brinkley History is the Northwestern Frontier.
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about waterways and Douglas Brinkley History is
about waterways and
transportation. The Great about waterways and
transportation. The Great
Lakes means we can ship transportation. The Great
Lakes means we can ship
anything from Michigan or Ohio Lakes means we can ship
anything from Michigan or Ohio
into the Great Lakes and anything from Michigan or Ohio
into the Great Lakes and
eventually to the world. So it into the Great Lakes and
eventually to the world. So it
makes the Great Lakes a world eventually to the world. So it
makes the Great Lakes a world
port and so you start having makes the Great Lakes a world
port and so you start having
the birth of modern America. port and so you start having
the birth of modern America.
Remember, the founding fathers the birth of modern America.
Remember, the founding fathers
grew up as British subjects Remember, the founding fathers
grew up as British subjects
who revolted, but the grew up as British subjects
who revolted, but the
generation of the war of 1812 who revolted, but the
generation of the war of 1812
were the first true American generation of the war of 1812
were the first true American
bred heroes.Announcer:The War were the first true American
bred heroes.Announcer:The War
of 1812 would decide who bred heroes.Announcer:The War
of 1812 would decide who
controlled the lands of the of 1812 would decide who
controlled the lands of the
Northwestern Frontier, and the controlled the lands of the
Northwestern Frontier, and the
future of a continent.WindThe Northwestern Frontier, and the
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August of 1810, two great Music: 1812 ThemeAnnouncer:In
August of 1810, two great
adversaries met face to face
mansion of the Indiana mansion of the Indiana
Territory. William Henry
Harrison was a rising star in Territory. William Henry
Harrison was a rising star in
the leadership of the new Harrison was a rising star in
the leadership of the new
American nation, a territorial the leadership of the new
American nation, a territorial
governor who would become a American nation, a territorial
governor who would become a
commanding general and governor who would become a
commanding general and
President of the United commanding general and
President of the United
States. Tecumseh was a new President of the United
States. Tecumseh was a new
kind of Native American leader States. Tecumseh was a new
kind of Native American leader
– building a tribal kind of Native American leader
– building a tribal
confederation that rejected – building a tribal
confederation that rejected
the treaties and agreements of confederation that rejected
the treaties and agreements of
the past. He focused instead land
and their pride, from decades and their pride, from decades
of white conflict and
settlement.Randall Buchman compromise was no
longer any treaties between longer any treaties between
individual chiefs, chiefs of
lesser significance. When you individual chiefs, chiefs of
lesser significance. When you
have to deal with the Indians, lesser significance. When you
have to deal with the Indians,
you deal with all of us. have to deal with the Indians,
you deal with all of us.
Harrison felt, no, that he the
chief who was willing to get chief who was willing to get
along and give up more land.
So finally that got to be a along and give up more land.
So finally that got to be a
confrontation in one of their So finally that got to be a
confrontation in one of their
meetings and almost broke into confrontation in one of their
meetings and almost broke into
outright violence. Music: meetings and almost broke into
outright violence. Music:
Tecumseh Theme and water outright violence. Music:
Tecumseh Theme and water
ripplesDavid SkaggsWell, Tecumseh Theme and water
ripplesDavid SkaggsWell,
Tecumseh arrives in Vincennes ripplesDavid SkaggsWell,
Tecumseh arrives in Vincennes
with several hundred braves Tecumseh arrives in Vincennes
with several hundred braves
coming down the Wabash river with several hundred braves
coming down the Wabash river
in canoes, and, he camps coming down the Wabash river
in canoes, and, he camps
outside of the town, and, at in canoes, and, he camps
outside of the town, and, at
the same time, Harrison has a outside of the town, and, at
the same time, Harrison has a
few soldiers with him. The the same time, Harrison has a
few soldiers with him. The
confrontation becomes so few soldiers with him. The
confrontation becomes so
tension filled that Harrison confrontation becomes so
tension filled that Harrison
has his soldiers beside him tension filled that Harrison
has his soldiers beside him
threatening to kill Tecumseh has his soldiers beside him
threatening to kill Tecumseh
if he makes any kind of threatening to kill Tecumseh
if he makes any kind of
threatening effort against if he makes any kind of
threatening effort against
Harrison. Announcer:Tecumseh threatening effort against
Harrison. Announcer:Tecumseh
insisted that recent treaties Harrison. Announcer:Tecumseh
insisted that recent treaties
were illegitimate because not insisted that recent treaties
were illegitimate because not
all tribes were in agreement. were illegitimate because not
all tribes were in agreement.
Harrison rejected Tecumseh’s all tribes were in agreement.
Harrison rejected Tecumseh’s
claims, saying that the “Great Harrison rejected Tecumseh’s
claims, saying that the “Great
Spirit would have made all the claims, saying that the “Great
Spirit would have made all the
tribes speak one language if Spirit would have made all the
tribes speak one language if
they were to be one nation.” tribes speak one language if
they were to be one nation.”
Randall Buchman And Tecumseh they were to be one nation.”
Randall Buchman And Tecumseh
really realized the role of Randall Buchman And Tecumseh
really realized the role of
Harrison. And what he tried to really realized the role of
Harrison. And what he tried to
do, I think, to counteract Harrison. And what he tried to
do, I think, to counteract
that role, was to get the do, I think, to counteract
that role, was to get the
Indians to agree that we will that role, was to get the
Indians to agree that we will
not sell, we will not sign any Indians to agree that we will
not sell, we will not sign any
treaties unless we are in not sell, we will not sign any
treaties unless we are in
concurrence with one another. treaties unless we are in
concurrence with one another.
Announcer:Both sides drew concurrence with one another.
Announcer:Both sides drew
their weapons, and Tecumseh Announcer:Both sides drew
their weapons, and Tecumseh
informed Harrison that if he nullify the treaties,
the Indian Confederation would the Indian Confederation would
broker an alliance with the
British. Tecumseh is reported broker an alliance with the
British. Tecumseh is reported
to have made an impassioned British. Tecumseh is reported
to have made an impassioned
speech that: No tribe has the to have made an impassioned
speech that: No tribe has the
right to sell, even to each speech that: No tribe has the
right to sell, even to each
other, much less to strangers. right to sell, even to each
other, much less to strangers.
Sell a country?! Why not sell other, much less to strangers.
Sell a country?! Why not sell
the air, the great sea, as Sell a country?! Why not sell
the air, the great sea, as
well as the earth? Did not the the air, the great sea, as
well as the earth? Did not the
Great Spirit make them all for well as the earth? Did not the
Great Spirit make them all for
the use of his children? Great Spirit make them all for
the use of his children?
Tecumseh gathered his warriors the use of his children?
Tecumseh gathered his warriors
and left.David SkaggsThis is Tecumseh gathered his warriors
and left.David SkaggsThis is
considered one of the great and left.David SkaggsThis is
considered one of the great
confrontations. There are all considered one of the great
confrontations. There are all
kinds of depictions of this in confrontations. There are all
kinds of depictions of this in
19th century history books. a very important meeting.
Announcer:The life journey Announcer:The life journey
that both men took to meet
each other that day was filled that both men took to meet
each other that day was filled
with obstacles and honor. each other that day was filled
with obstacles and honor.
Harrison and Tecumseh with obstacles and honor.
Harrison and Tecumseh
represented the hopes and Harrison and Tecumseh
represented the hopes and
desires of each of their represented the hopes and
desires of each of their
nations. Music: Harrison desires of each of their
nations. Music: Harrison
ThemeDavid SkaggsThe principal nations. Music: Harrison
ThemeDavid SkaggsThe principal
major character is, of course, ThemeDavid SkaggsThe principal
major character is, of course,
William Henry Harrison, whose major character is, of course,
William Henry Harrison, whose
father was a member of the William Henry Harrison, whose
father was a member of the
Continental Congress, a signer father was a member of the
Continental Congress, a signer
of the Declaration of Continental Congress, a signer
of the Declaration of
Independence and a Governor of of the Declaration of
Independence and a Governor of
Virginia. Needless to say, Independence and a Governor of
Virginia. Needless to say,
the Harrison’s were a Virginia. Needless to say,
the Harrison’s were a
prominent Virginian family. the Harrison’s were a
prominent Virginian family.
His father dies when William prominent Virginian family.
His father dies when William
Henry Harrison is 19 years His father dies when William
Henry Harrison is 19 years
old, and the Harrison family Henry Harrison is 19 years
old, and the Harrison family
was largely living in what we old, and the Harrison family
was largely living in what we
might call gentil poverty was largely living in what we
might call gentil poverty
because their plantation had might call gentil poverty
because their plantation had
been ravaged by the British because their plantation had
been ravaged by the British
during the British invasion of been ravaged by the British
during the British invasion of
Virginia in 1781. Announcer: during the British invasion of
Virginia in 1781. Announcer:
Harrison convinced a family Virginia in 1781. Announcer:
Harrison convinced a family
friend, Virginia Governor Harrison convinced a family
friend, Virginia Governor
Henry Lee, to speak with friend, Virginia Governor
Henry Lee, to speak with
President Washington to give Henry Lee, to speak with
President Washington to give
him a commission in the United President Washington to give
him a commission in the United
States Army. This results in him a commission in the United
States Army. This results in
Harrison becoming an Aide de States Army. This results in
Harrison becoming an Aide de
Camp to General Anthony Wayne. Harrison becoming an Aide de
Camp to General Anthony Wayne.
David Skaggs By the time he Camp to General Anthony Wayne.
David Skaggs By the time he
was 23; he was considered to David Skaggs By the time he
was 23; he was considered to
be an extraordinarily capable was 23; he was considered to
be an extraordinarily capable
young officer and had been be an extraordinarily capable
young officer and had been
highly praised for his conduct young officer and had been
highly praised for his conduct
during the battle of Fallen highly praised for his conduct
during the battle of Fallen
Timbers in 1794.Music: during the battle of Fallen
Timbers in 1794.Music:
Kentucky ThemeLarry Nelson At Timbers in 1794.Music:
Kentucky ThemeLarry Nelson At
Fallen Timbers Anthony Wayne Kentucky ThemeLarry Nelson At
Fallen Timbers Anthony Wayne
and the legion of the United Fallen Timbers Anthony Wayne
and the legion of the United
States meet the confederation and the legion of the United
States meet the confederation
of Indian tribes that band States meet the confederation
of Indian tribes that band
together to stop US settlement of Indian tribes that band
together to stop US settlement
north and west of the Ohio together to stop US settlement
north and west of the Ohio
River.G. Michael Pratt The north and west of the Ohio
River.G. Michael Pratt The
British and Americans meet and River.G. Michael Pratt The
British and Americans meet and
draw a boundary after the British and Americans meet and
draw a boundary after the
revolution through the Great draw a boundary after the
revolution through the Great
Lakes where it is now and the revolution through the Great
Lakes where it is now and the
native Americans find that all Lakes where it is now and the
native Americans find that all
the lands they thought they native Americans find that all
the lands they thought they
had been promised by the the lands they thought they
had been promised by the
British are now given away to had been promised by the
British are now given away to
the Americans.Larry Nelson The
battle lasts only a short time
as a matter of fact such a battle lasts only a short time
as a matter of fact such a
short amount of time that as a matter of fact such a
short amount of time that
Wayne, after the battle is short amount of time that
Wayne, after the battle is
over, is convinced that he has Wayne, after the battle is
over, is convinced that he has
only gone through a over, is convinced that he has
only gone through a
preliminary skirmish and halts only gone through a
preliminary skirmish and halts
his army before following up preliminary skirmish and halts
his army before following up
his victory, convinced that he his army before following up
his victory, convinced that he
is being lured into a trap, his victory, convinced that he
is being lured into a trap,
but the battle was actually is being lured into a trap,
but the battle was actually
over with enormous but the battle was actually
over with enormous
consequences for the history over with enormous
consequences for the history
of the United States. G. consequences for the history
of the United States. G.
Michael Pratt Fallen Timbers of the United States. G.
Michael Pratt Fallen Timbers
led to the creation of the Michael Pratt Fallen Timbers
led to the creation of the
Greenville treaty which led to the creation of the
Greenville treaty which
allowed there to be settlement Greenville treaty which
allowed there to be settlement
of those parts of southern allowed there to be settlement
of those parts of southern
Ohio which eventually led to of those parts of southern
Ohio which eventually led to
the creation of the state of Ohio which eventually led to
the creation of the state of
Ohio, then after that Indiana, the creation of the state of
Ohio, then after that Indiana,
Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, then after that Indiana,
Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin,
all of whom were part of the Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin,
all of whom were part of the
northwest territory.Larry all of whom were part of the
northwest territory.Larry
Nelson The US will attempt to northwest territory.Larry
Nelson The US will attempt to
acquire that land by Nelson The US will attempt to
acquire that land by
negotiation and diplomacy, acquire that land by
negotiation and diplomacy,
when diplomacy fails it negotiation and diplomacy,
when diplomacy fails it
threatens and then applies when diplomacy fails it
threatens and then applies
military force. After threatens and then applies
military force. After
military force, Indians are military force. After
military force, Indians are
bargained with and then military force, Indians are
bargained with and then
removed from the land by the bargained with and then
removed from the land by the
US, taking that land in its removed from the land by the
US, taking that land in its
own name.Announcer:As younger US, taking that land in its
own name.Announcer:As younger
men, Harrison and Tecumseh own name.Announcer:As younger
men, Harrison and Tecumseh
fought at Fallen Timbers. men, Harrison and Tecumseh
fought at Fallen Timbers.
Now, decades later, they fought at Fallen Timbers.
Now, decades later, they
commanded armies, and would Now, decades later, they
commanded armies, and would
battle again at the rapids of commanded armies, and would
battle again at the rapids of
the Maumee River.Music: battle again at the rapids of
the Maumee River.Music:
Tecumseh ThemeDouglas Brinkley the Maumee River.Music:
Tecumseh ThemeDouglas Brinkley
Tecumseh’s got a long rich Tecumseh ThemeDouglas Brinkley
Tecumseh’s got a long rich
history. He was considered the Tecumseh’s got a long rich
history. He was considered the
major enemy and a tool being history. He was considered the
major enemy and a tool being
used by Britain. The reason major enemy and a tool being
used by Britain. The reason
why the British started used by Britain. The reason
why the British started
employing Native people was why the British started
employing Native people was
because they didn’t have employing Native people was
because they didn’t have
anybody to send. They were because they didn’t have
anybody to send. They were
engaged in war- in Napoleonic anybody to send. They were
engaged in war- in Napoleonic
wars in Europe, and so this engaged in war- in Napoleonic
wars in Europe, and so this
was the only way to really get wars in Europe, and so this
was the only way to really get
recruits.Eric Hemenway was the only way to really get
recruits.Eric Hemenway
The real, i think, recruits.Eric Hemenway
The real, i think,
beauty of what Tecumseh was The real, i think,
beauty of what Tecumseh was
doing was he was unifying all beauty of what Tecumseh was
doing was he was unifying all
these tribes who were so doing was he was unifying all
these tribes who were so
different. He was able to these tribes who were so
different. He was able to
bring all these tribes different. He was able to
bring all these tribes
together to fight for this bring all these tribes
together to fight for this
common cause, which is the together to fight for this
common cause, which is the
land. And Tecumseh referred to ne dish with one ch is the
spoon this is all native spoon this is all native
land. We all have to take care
of it.Randall Buchman We land. We all have to take care
of it.Randall Buchman We
know that Tecumseh, in his of it.Randall Buchman We
know that Tecumseh, in his
early childhood, probably was know that Tecumseh, in his
early childhood, probably was
born down in southern Ohio in early childhood, probably was
born down in southern Ohio in
the paint valley, to the son born down in southern Ohio in
the paint valley, to the son
of a very prominent Shawnee the paint valley, to the son
of a very prominent Shawnee
warrior.Announcer:The name ecumseh, birth, his
father stared up and saw a father stared up and saw a
meteor travel across the night
sky, leaving a trail of white meteor travel across the night
sky, leaving a trail of white
flame. The elders said this sky, leaving a trail of white
flame. The elders said this
child has the spirit of the flame. The elders said this
child has the spirit of the
Panther within him, and shall child has the spirit of the
Panther within him, and shall
be named Tecumseh.Randall Panther within him, and shall
be named Tecumseh.Randall
Buchman He very early be named Tecumseh.Randall
Buchman He very early
in life demonstrated qualities Buchman He very early
in life demonstrated qualities
and abilities as a warrior and in life demonstrated qualities
and abilities as a warrior and
a hunter and all at once and abilities as a warrior and
a hunter and all at once
started to become the center a hunter and all at once
started to become the center
of attention of other people, started to become the center
of attention of other people,
which made him a natural of attention of other people,
which made him a natural
leader among the young Shawnee. which made him a natural
leader among the young Shawnee.
Announcer:Tecumseh’s younger leader among the young Shawnee.
Announcer:Tecumseh’s younger
brother grew up in the Announcer:Tecumseh’s younger
brother grew up in the
warrior’s shadow. Tenskwatawa brother grew up in the
warrior’s shadow. Tenskwatawa
was an unlikely candidate for warrior’s shadow. Tenskwatawa
was an unlikely candidate for
greatness, having grown up was an unlikely candidate for
greatness, having grown up
with a reputation for telling greatness, having grown up
with a reputation for telling
wild stories, drinking a with a reputation for telling
wild stories, drinking a
getting into trouble. Eric wild stories, drinking a
getting into trouble. Eric
Hemenway Tenskwatawa was getting into trouble. Eric
Hemenway Tenskwatawa was
such a.such an odd character. really the opposite of
Tecumseh, even in appearance. Tecumseh, even in appearance.
And he, you know, suffered
this injury as a child with a And he, you know, suffered
this injury as a child with a
gun and he had a kind of a no
picture of Tecumseh but by all picture of Tecumseh but by all
accounts he was very striking,
very handsome individual and accounts he was very striking,
very handsome individual and
his brothernot so much.Music: very handsome individual and
his brothernot so much.Music:
Prophet ThemeAnnouncer:A his brothernot so much.Music:
Prophet ThemeAnnouncer:A
near-fatal accident would Prophet ThemeAnnouncer:A
near-fatal accident would
change the course of near-fatal accident would
change the course of
Tenskwatawa’s fortune, and the change the course of
Tenskwatawa’s fortune, and the
course of Indian affairs in Tenskwatawa’s fortune, and the
course of Indian affairs in
the Old Northwest.Randall course of Indian affairs in
the Old Northwest.Randall
Buchman They were the Old Northwest.Randall
Buchman They were
preparing him for a burial and Buchman They were
preparing him for a burial and
all at once he awoke and tells preparing him for a burial and
all at once he awoke and tells
the story how he had been to all at once he awoke and tells
the story how he had been to
the happy hunting grounds and the story how he had been to
the happy hunting grounds and
the stages that he went the happy hunting grounds and
the stages that he went
through and all of this and the stages that he went
through and all of this and
this vision of this, okay through and all of this and
this vision of this, okay
maybe it is a spiritualistic e seeing
is this is a vehicle by which is this is a vehicle by which
he is gaining attention that
he has never had before he is gaining attention that
he has never had before
Announcer:Soon the younger he has never had before
Announcer:Soon the younger
brother stepped out of Announcer:Soon the younger
brother stepped out of
Tecumseh’s shadow and became brother stepped out of
Tecumseh’s shadow and became
famous amongst the tribes as Tecumseh’s shadow and became
famous amongst the tribes as
“The Prophet.” The visionary famous amongst the tribes as
“The Prophet.” The visionary
who would show them the way. “The Prophet.” The visionary
who would show them the way.
They gathered around him in a who would show them the way.
They gathered around him in a
village they called “Prophet’s They gathered around him in a
village they called “Prophet’s
Town” near the Tippecanoe village they called “Prophet’s
Town” near the Tippecanoe
Creek in the Indiana Territory. Town” near the Tippecanoe
Creek in the Indiana Territory.
Larry NelsonNative Americans Creek in the Indiana Territory.
Larry NelsonNative Americans
who lived within the region Larry NelsonNative Americans
who lived within the region
began to congregate around a who lived within the region
began to congregate around a
charismatic Indian prophet by began to congregate around a
charismatic Indian prophet by
the name of Tenskwatawa, the charismatic Indian prophet by
the name of Tenskwatawa, the
open door, the open door the name of Tenskwatawa, the
open door, the open door
preached a message that is open door, the open door
preached a message that is
very similar to what preached a message that is
very similar to what
evangelical Christian very similar to what
evangelical Christian
preachers give today, that evangelical Christian
preachers give today, that
message of repent, turn away preachers give today, that
message of repent, turn away
from sin, and embrace a new message of repent, turn away
from sin, and embrace a new
spirituality, although what from sin, and embrace a new
spirituality, although what
Tenskwatawa was telling his spirituality, although what
Tenskwatawa was telling his
people was turn away from the Tenskwatawa was telling his
people was turn away from the
white influences into our people was turn away from the
white influences into our
culture. Turn away from white influences into our
culture. Turn away from
liquor turn away from alcohol. culture. Turn away from
liquor turn away from alcohol.
Randall Buchman Harrison liquor turn away from alcohol.
Randall Buchman Harrison
challenged the authenticity of
such a powerful person with such a powerful person with
his visions and his
communication with the powers, he make the sun
stop shining. And in reality, stop shining. And in reality,
very shortly thereafter, the
eclipse of that period very shortly thereafter, the
eclipse of that period
occurred, which kind of really eclipse of that period
occurred, which kind of really
set up even a greater image of occurred, which kind of really
set up even a greater image of
who the prophet was.David set up even a greater image of
who the prophet was.David
Skaggs Harrison learns that who the prophet was.David
Skaggs Harrison learns that
Tecumseh is going to try and Skaggs Harrison learns that
Tecumseh is going to try and
coordinate his activities with Tecumseh is going to try and
coordinate his activities with
the tribes in the old coordinate his activities with
the tribes in the old
southwest in modern Alabama
gone, Harrison gets permission gone, Harrison gets permission
from the secretary of war to
take a regiment of regular from the secretary of war to
take a regiment of regular
soldiers plus volunteers – take a regiment of regular
soldiers plus volunteers –
mostly from Kentucky and soldiers plus volunteers –
mostly from Kentucky and
Indiana – that will go north town on
Tippecanoe creek.Music: Main Tippecanoe creek.Music: Main
TitleAnnouncer:In 1811, before
Tecumseh departed on a mission TitleAnnouncer:In 1811, before
Tecumseh departed on a mission
to strengthen the Tecumseh departed on a mission
to strengthen the
confederation, he warned the to strengthen the
confederation, he warned the
Prophet to resist engaging confederation, he warned the
Prophet to resist engaging
Harrison’s men. But the pull Prophet to resist engaging
Harrison’s men. But the pull
of the spirit world on the Harrison’s men. But the pull
of the spirit world on the
Prophet was stronger than his of the spirit world on the
Prophet was stronger than his
brother’s military advice. Prophet was stronger than his
brother’s military advice.
Randall Buchman One of brother’s military advice.
Randall Buchman One of
the visions that he conjured Randall Buchman One of
the visions that he conjured
up in his mind, was that in the visions that he conjured
up in his mind, was that in
conflict between the Indians Town and
forces, Harrison
bullets would bounce off of bullets would bounce off of
the Indians. So rather than
going out to meet Harrison the Indians. So rather than
going out to meet Harrison
with the idea of a friendly going on,
he went out with the idea of he went out with the idea of
conflict. David Skaggs The
battle of Tippecanoe involves conflict. David Skaggs The
battle of Tippecanoe involves
an attack by the Indians lead battle of Tippecanoe involves
an attack by the Indians lead
by Tenskwatawa against an an attack by the Indians lead
by Tenskwatawa against an
encampment of the Americans. by Tenskwatawa against an
encampment of the Americans.
In the end, the Americans encampment of the Americans.
In the end, the Americans
survive. They inflict heavy In the end, the Americans
survive. They inflict heavy
casualties. The Indians survive. They inflict heavy
casualties. The Indians
evacuate to the village of town
and suddenly the Americans and suddenly the Americans
burn it down. Announcer:
Harrison promotes “Tippecanoe” burn it down. Announcer:
Harrison promotes “Tippecanoe”
as a great victory for the Harrison promotes “Tippecanoe”
as a great victory for the
United States, and when as a great victory for the
United States, and when
Tecumseh returns in the United States, and when
Tecumseh returns in the
winter, he insists that his Tecumseh returns in the
winter, he insists that his
brother should only involve winter, he insists that his
brother should only involve
himself in spiritual affairs brother should only involve
himself in spiritual affairs
from now on.David Skaggs At himself in spiritual affairs
from now on.David Skaggs At
that particular point, relative power

rises. Now, he was taking over rises. Now, he was taking over
as the political military
commander of several thousand as the political military
commander of several thousand
braves.Music: 1812 Theme commander of several thousand
braves.Music: 1812 Theme
Announcer:On June 18th, 1812, braves.Music: 1812 Theme
Announcer:On June 18th, 1812,
President James Madison signed Announcer:On June 18th, 1812,
President James Madison signed
a declaration of war against President James Madison signed
a declaration of war against
Britain. Although the U.S. a declaration of war against
Britain. Although the U.S.
House and Senate were torn Britain. Although the U.S.
House and Senate were torn
over the issue, war was now on House and Senate were torn
over the issue, war was now on
the way to the Northwest over the issue, war was now on
the way to the Northwest
Territory. Douglas Brinkley the way to the Northwest
Territory. Douglas Brinkley
People did not like Britain Territory. Douglas Brinkley
People did not like Britain
because they were our enemy we People did not like Britain
because they were our enemy we
fought The Revolutionary War because they were our enemy we
fought The Revolutionary War
against them. When we say fought The Revolutionary War
against them. When we say
fought by them you know people against them. When we say
fought by them you know people
died every family in the early fought by them you know people
died every family in the early
thirteen colonies somebody died every family in the early
thirteen colonies somebody
knew somebody who died in the thirteen colonies somebody
knew somebody who died in the
war because of the British and knew somebody who died in the
war because of the British and
so they were hated. Hated war because of the British and
so they were hated. Hated
probably no where more than in so they were hated. Hated
probably no where more than in
the Northwest Territories. probably no where more than in
the Northwest Territories.
Music: Harrison ThemeDavid the Northwest Territories.
Music: Harrison ThemeDavid
Skaggs When the war of 1812 Music: Harrison ThemeDavid
Skaggs When the war of 1812
starts, Harrison is governor Skaggs When the war of 1812
starts, Harrison is governor
of Indiana territory, and what starts, Harrison is governor
of Indiana territory, and what
he wants is a commission as a of Indiana territory, and what
he wants is a commission as a
general officer in the he wants is a commission as a
general officer in the
expanding American army. He general officer in the
expanding American army. He
applies for it and is turned expanding American army. He
applies for it and is turned
down. In fact, the principal applies for it and is turned
down. In fact, the principal
rank is given to the governor down. In fact, the principal
rank is given to the governor
of Michigan territory, William rank is given to the governor
of Michigan territory, William
Hull, who becomes a brigadier of Michigan territory, William
Hull, who becomes a brigadier
general in the US army. Much Hull, who becomes a brigadier
general in the US army. Much
to Harrison’s disgust, he is general in the US army. Much
to Harrison’s disgust, he is
not given the second in to Harrison’s disgust, he is
not given the second in
command slot. And instead it not given the second in
command slot. And instead it
goes to a James Winchester who command slot. And instead it
goes to a James Winchester who
is a political power in goes to a James Winchester who
is a political power in
TennesseeSue Judis Well, one is a political power in
TennesseeSue Judis Well, one
of the primary objectives for TennesseeSue Judis Well, one
of the primary objectives for
the United States for the war of the primary objectives for
the United States for the war
of 1812 was to capture and the United States for the war
of 1812 was to capture and
annex Canada. The primary of 1812 was to capture and
annex Canada. The primary
military objective of Great annex Canada. The primary
military objective of Great
Britain was to keep Canada. So military objective of Great
Britain was to keep Canada. So
here, for us, the major Britain was to keep Canada. So
here, for us, the major
campaign was in the Northwest here, for us, the major
campaign was in the Northwest
Territory. Announcer:On the campaign was in the Northwest
Territory. Announcer:On the
high seas, U.S. vessels fell Territory. Announcer:On the
high seas, U.S. vessels fell
victim to the impressment of high seas, U.S. vessels fell
victim to the impressment of
their sailors into the British victim to the impressment of
their sailors into the British
Navy. Douglas BrinkleyAll of their sailors into the British
Navy. Douglas BrinkleyAll of
our merchant ships were being Navy. Douglas BrinkleyAll of
our merchant ships were being
seized by the British Navy. our merchant ships were being
seized by the British Navy.
They were fighting the seized by the British Navy.
They were fighting the
Napoleonic wars and they were They were fighting the
Napoleonic wars and they were
desperate for seamen, abled Napoleonic wars and they were
desperate for seamen, abled
body people at sea. And so desperate for seamen, abled
body people at sea. And so
our ships were going across body people at sea. And so
our ships were going across
the Atlantic suddenly a our ships were going across
the Atlantic suddenly a
British ship would stop them the Atlantic suddenly a
British ship would stop them
demand papers ostensibly to British ship would stop them
demand papers ostensibly to
search simply for British demand papers ostensibly to
search simply for British
subjects who had bailed on the search simply for British
subjects who had bailed on the
mother country and were living subjects who had bailed on the
mother country and were living
here in America. Well they mother country and were living
here in America. Well they
would find one or two of those here in America. Well they
would find one or two of those
people but they would also would find one or two of those
people but they would also
just impress on people take people but they would also
just impress on people take
them prisoner and simply just impress on people take
them prisoner and simply
started grabbing American them prisoner and simply
started grabbing American
citizens and putting them to started grabbing American
citizens and putting them to
work on British ships because citizens and putting them to
work on British ships because
they needed bodies so much. work on British ships because
they needed bodies so much.
Music: 1812 ThemeAnnouncer:At they needed bodies so much.
Music: 1812 ThemeAnnouncer:At
the outset of war, both sides Music: 1812 ThemeAnnouncer:At
the outset of war, both sides
recognized the key to victory the outset of war, both sides
recognized the key to victory
was control of the waterways. recognized the key to victory
was control of the waterways.
The United States held three was control of the waterways.
The United States held three
important forts on the The United States held three
important forts on the
frontier: Fort Mackinac, Fort important forts on the
frontier: Fort Mackinac, Fort
Detroit, and Fort Dearborn, frontier: Fort Mackinac, Fort
Detroit, and Fort Dearborn,
which is now present-day Detroit, and Fort Dearborn,
which is now present-day
Chicago. All three would soon which is now present-day
Chicago. All three would soon
fall into the hands of British Chicago. All three would soon
fall into the hands of British
General Sir Isaac Brock. The fall into the hands of British
General Sir Isaac Brock. The
first would be taken by General Sir Isaac Brock. The
first would be taken by
surprise in July of 1812.Phil first would be taken by
surprise in July of 1812.Phil
PorterThe straits of Mackinac surprise in July of 1812.Phil
PorterThe straits of Mackinac
connect Lake Michigan and Lake PorterThe straits of Mackinac
connect Lake Michigan and Lake
Huron just 50 miles south of connect Lake Michigan and Lake
Huron just 50 miles south of
Lake Superior. It really was Huron just 50 miles south of
Lake Superior. It really was
in the center of the water Lake Superior. It really was
in the center of the water
highway system, and so it in the center of the water
highway system, and so it
became a very logical and highway system, and so it
became a very logical and
natural gathering. So, under became a very logical and
natural gathering. So, under
the cover of darkness at natural gathering. So, under
the cover of darkness at
night, they brought their the cover of darkness at
night, they brought their
soldiers, their militia and night, they brought their
soldiers, their militia and
their Native American allies soldiers, their militia and
their Native American allies
and two 6 pound cannon, and their Native American allies
and two 6 pound cannon, and
placed that whole force behind and two 6 pound cannon, and
placed that whole force behind
the fort. When the sun rose placed that whole force behind
the fort. When the sun rose
the next morning, they fired a the fort. When the sun rose
the next morning, they fired a
warning shot over the top of the next morning, they fired a
warning shot over the top of
fort Mackinac and that warning warning shot over the top of
fort Mackinac and that warning
shot was the first time the fort Mackinac and that warning
shot was the first time the
American commander in charge shot was the first time the
American commander in charge
of the fort, lieutenant porter American commander in charge
of the fort, lieutenant porter
hanks, even knew that the war of the fort, lieutenant porter
hanks, even knew that the war
had been declared. so the hanks, even knew that the war
had been declared. so the
British marched in, they took had been declared. so the
British marched in, they took
control of the fort that they British marched in, they took
control of the fort that they
had built during the control of the fort that they
had built during the
revolution and the Americans had built during the
revolution and the Americans
set sail and went down to revolution and the Americans
set sail and went down to
Detroit.Music: Kentucky Theme set sail and went down to
Detroit.Music: Kentucky Theme
Announcer:In August of 1812, Detroit.Music: Kentucky Theme
Announcer:In August of 1812,
things were not going well for Announcer:In August of 1812,
things were not going well for
General William Hull. Earlier things were not going well for
General William Hull. Earlier
that month, he ordered the General William Hull. Earlier
that month, he ordered the
surrender of Fort Dearborn. that month, he ordered the
surrender of Fort Dearborn.
Now, Fort Detroit would soon surrender of Fort Dearborn.
Now, Fort Detroit would soon
be surrounded, by Brockand Now, Fort Detroit would soon
be surrounded, by Brockand
Tecumseh.Larry Nelson After be surrounded, by Brockand
Tecumseh.Larry Nelson After
the war of 1812 is formally Tecumseh.Larry Nelson After
the war of 1812 is formally
declared the first true the war of 1812 is formally
declared the first true
military action in the region declared the first true
military action in the region
is taken when gen William hull military action in the region
is taken when gen William hull
takes an army to occupy is taken when gen William hull
takes an army to occupy
Detroit. William Hull served takes an army to occupy
Detroit. William Hull served
with distinction during the Detroit. William Hull served
with distinction during the
American Revolution, but by with distinction during the
American Revolution, but by
this war was aged and infirm. American Revolution, but by
this war was aged and infirm.
Gerard T. AltoffIt was a this war was aged and infirm.
Gerard T. AltoffIt was a
rigorous march up so a lot of Gerard T. AltoffIt was a
rigorous march up so a lot of
his men fell ill. So he placed rigorous march up so a lot of
his men fell ill. So he placed
some of his personal papers, his men fell ill. So he placed
some of his personal papers,
his personnel rosters, his some of his personal papers,
his personnel rosters, his
battle plans onboard the know
about the war being declared about the war being declared
and the vessel was captured.
So at the outset of the and the vessel was captured.
So at the outset of the
campaign for General Hull, the So at the outset of the
campaign for General Hull, the
British knew more about his campaign for General Hull, the
British knew more about his
army than he did but he kept British knew more about his
army than he did but he kept
on going because that was his army than he did but he kept
on going because that was his
job.Music: Canadian Theme on going because that was his
job.Music: Canadian Theme
Announcer:By this time, job.Music: Canadian Theme
Announcer:By this time,
British General Isaac Brock Announcer:By this time,
British General Isaac Brock
and Tecumseh had forged a British General Isaac Brock
and Tecumseh had forged a
powerful alliance. Brock and Tecumseh had forged a
powerful alliance. Brock
agreed to support an powerful alliance. Brock
agreed to support an
independent Native nation if confederation would
assist in fighting the assist in fighting the
Americans. Part of their
strategy was to play on the Americans. Part of their
strategy was to play on the
United StateÁfear of Native strategy was to play on the
United StateÁfear of Native
American warriors.Eric Hemenway United StateÁfear of Native
American warriors.Eric Hemenway
Atrocities did occur on both American warriors.Eric Hemenway
Atrocities did occur on both
sides. And there was this Atrocities did occur on both
sides. And there was this
great fear of the wild savage sides. And there was this
great fear of the wild savage
who was uncontrollable in also important
to note that these massacres to note that these massacres
were also occurring at the
hands of American settlers, were also occurring at the
hands of American settlers,
the British army, and the a
one sided affair and that did one sided affair and that did
play into the psyche, I think,
of some of the strategies, play into the psyche, I think,
of some of the strategies,
particularly Hull at Detroit. of some of the strategies,
particularly Hull at Detroit.
He had a large number of particularly Hull at Detroit.
He had a large number of
civilians under his care and He had a large number of
civilians under his care and
knowing that there was this civilians under his care and
knowing that there was this
large group of warriors knowing that there was this
large group of warriors
outside his walls, you know, large group of warriors
outside his walls, you know,
he was really thinking of the outside his walls, you know,
he was really thinking of the
safety of the women and he was really thinking of the
safety of the women and
children and surrendered the safety of the women and
children and surrendered the
fort. Announcer:Brock and forces were much
smaller in number than they smaller in number than they
led Hull to believe. So, they
marched the same soldiers and led Hull to believe. So, they
marched the same soldiers and
warriors past the fort, over marched the same soldiers and
warriors past the fort, over
and over again, in order to warriors past the fort, over
and over again, in order to
create the effect of great and over again, in order to
create the effect of great
numbers.David Skaggs And he l surrender
rather than risk all of that. rather than risk all of that.
He allows the destruction of
large numbers of settlements He allows the destruction of
large numbers of settlements
in Ohio and Indiana by the large numbers of settlements
in Ohio and Indiana by the
Indians as a consequence of in Ohio and Indiana by the
Indians as a consequence of
opening up that area for Indians as a consequence of
opening up that area for
Indian raids.Randall Buchman major role after
that was to make sure that no that was to make sure that no
major force comes in support
to back up or retake Fort major force comes in support
to back up or retake Fort
Detroit. And that role he to back up or retake Fort
Detroit. And that role he
played very well. Tecumseh Detroit. And that role he
played very well. Tecumseh
admired Brock. And the trouble played very well. Tecumseh
admired Brock. And the trouble
is that tenure was so short admired Brock. And the trouble
is that tenure was so short
that if Brock would have is that tenure was so short
that if Brock would have
stayed in this area, there that if Brock would have
stayed in this area, there
might have been some different not sure. That
is something we can only is something we can only
speculate on.Announcer:Brock
had successfully held off the speculate on.Announcer:Brock
had successfully held off the
Americans in the Northwest had successfully held off the
Americans in the Northwest
Territory; and now moved Americans in the Northwest
Territory; and now moved
quickly to the east in order Territory; and now moved
quickly to the east in order
to bolster the front in the quickly to the east in order
to bolster the front in the
Niagara region. Sir Isaac to bolster the front in the
Niagara region. Sir Isaac
Brock was killed at the Battle Niagara region. Sir Isaac
Brock was killed at the Battle
of Queenstown Heights on Brock was killed at the Battle
of Queenstown Heights on
October 13th, 1812, after of Queenstown Heights on
October 13th, 1812, after
personally leading his men on October 13th, 1812, after
personally leading his men on
one final charge. His last personally leading his men on
one final charge. His last
words are claimed to be: ush on, brave York
Volunteers! David Skaggs The death of
brock on the Niagara peninsula
late in 1812 is a disaster of brock on the Niagara peninsula
late in 1812 is a disaster of
major proportions. Brock late in 1812 is a disaster of
major proportions. Brock
remains, as every Canadian can major proportions. Brock
remains, as every Canadian can
tell you, the great hero of remains, as every Canadian can
tell you, the great hero of
Canada in the war of 1812. But tell you, the great hero of
Canada in the war of 1812. But
his early death means that he Canada in the war of 1812. But
his early death means that he
has no disgraceful conduct his early death means that he
has no disgraceful conduct
subsequently – or no defeat – has no disgraceful conduct
subsequently – or no defeat –
that would mar his name. subsequently – or no defeat –
that would mar his name.
Announcer:American General, that would mar his name.
Announcer:American General,
William Hull, was Announcer:American General,
William Hull, was
court-martialed for his lack William Hull, was
court-martialed for his lack
of leadership at Detroit, and court-martialed for his lack
of leadership at Detroit, and
was sentenced to death. of leadership at Detroit, and
was sentenced to death.
However, President Madison was sentenced to death.
However, President Madison
granted him a reprieve. Hull However, President Madison
granted him a reprieve. Hull
would spend the rest of his granted him a reprieve. Hull
would spend the rest of his
life defending his service would spend the rest of his
life defending his service
record in the Old Northwest life defending his service
record in the Old Northwest
Randall Buchman Now, record in the Old Northwest
Randall Buchman Now,
what it caused was a shakeup Randall Buchman Now,
what it caused was a shakeup
in the whole leadership of the what it caused was a shakeup
in the whole leadership of the
western forces. And I think in the whole leadership of the
western forces. And I think
that was, in the long run, western forces. And I think
that was, in the long run,
healthy because it brought that was, in the long run,
healthy because it brought
into the picture the conflict healthy because it brought
into the picture the conflict
between Winchester and into the picture the conflict
between Winchester and
Harrison, In that way it between Winchester and
Harrison, In that way it
turned out to be a good thing. Harrison, In that way it
turned out to be a good thing.
David SkaggsThe government turned out to be a good thing.
David SkaggsThe government
finally finds out that David SkaggsThe government
finally finds out that
Winchester is not well liked finally finds out that
Winchester is not well liked
by his mostly Kentucky Winchester is not well liked
by his mostly Kentucky
soldiers. So as a consequence, by his mostly Kentucky
soldiers. So as a consequence,
they make Harrison the soldiers. So as a consequence,
they make Harrison the
commanding general of the they make Harrison the
commanding general of the
northwest army as a major commanding general of the
northwest army as a major
general in the Kentucky northwest army as a major
general in the Kentucky
militia, over a brigadier general in the Kentucky
militia, over a brigadier
general in the US army, James militia, over a brigadier
general in the US army, James
Winchester. Needless to say, general in the US army, James
Winchester. Needless to say,
Winchester is not a happy Winchester. Needless to say,
Winchester is not a happy
camper.Music: River Raisin Winchester is not a happy
camper.Music: River Raisin
ThemeRandall Buchman encamped in
the Maumee, he has an the Maumee, he has an
horrendous winter where he
loses four or five-hundred men horrendous winter where he
loses four or five-hundred men
because of lack of food, lack loses four or five-hundred men
because of lack of food, lack
of proper clothing, lack of because of lack of food, lack
of proper clothing, lack of
suppliesAnnouncer:Harrison of proper clothing, lack of
suppliesAnnouncer:Harrison
gave orders to Winchester to suppliesAnnouncer:Harrison
gave orders to Winchester to
wait at the rapids until they gave orders to Winchester to
wait at the rapids until they
could join their forces wait at the rapids until they
could join their forces
together and then take back could join their forces
together and then take back
Fort Detroit. But in January together and then take back
Fort Detroit. But in January
of 1813, Winchester decides to Fort Detroit. But in January
of 1813, Winchester decides to
go north. Larry Nelson of 1813, Winchester decides to
go north. Larry Nelson
Winchester learns that go north. Larry Nelson
Winchester learns that
provisions and other supplies Winchester learns that
provisions and other supplies
are available at a small provisions and other supplies
are available at a small
French settlement called are available at a small
French settlement called
Frenchtown where present day French settlement called
Frenchtown where present day
Monroe Michigan is. Frenchtown where present day
Monroe Michigan is.
Winchester advances against Monroe Michigan is.
Winchester advances against
Frenchtown and places a small Winchester advances against
Frenchtown and places a small
guard of British militia and Frenchtown and places a small
guard of British militia and
native allies to flight and at guard of British militia and
native allies to flight and at
which time re-provisions his native allies to flight and at
which time re-provisions his
army.David Skaggs which time re-provisions his
army.David Skaggs
Unfortunately, two days later, army.David Skaggs
Unfortunately, two days later,
he is attacked and his army is Unfortunately, two days later,
he is attacked and his army is
utterly destroyed at he is attacked and his army is
utterly destroyed at
Frenchtown and there is a utterly destroyed at
Frenchtown and there is a
massacre of a number of the Frenchtown and there is a
massacre of a number of the
prisoners after the battle massacre of a number of the
prisoners after the battle
which is known as the river prisoners after the battle
which is known as the river
raisin massacre. Larry Nelson which is known as the river
raisin massacre. Larry Nelson
Most of his men are killed or raisin massacre. Larry Nelson
Most of his men are killed or
captured; Kentucky loses over Most of his men are killed or
captured; Kentucky loses over
900 men in this battle.David captured; Kentucky loses over
900 men in this battle.David
Skaggs Winchester becomes a prisoner of the
British and so this eliminates
any rival to Harrison in the British and so this eliminates
any rival to Harrison in the
Northwest Territory. As a any rival to Harrison in the
Northwest Territory. As a
consequence, Harrison is Northwest Territory. As a
consequence, Harrison is
promoted to major general in consequence, Harrison is
promoted to major general in
the US armyLarry Nelson And on promoted to major general in
the US armyLarry Nelson And on
February 1st Harrison advances the US armyLarry Nelson And on
February 1st Harrison advances
to the rapids of the Maumee February 1st Harrison advances
to the rapids of the Maumee
River where he begins to build to the rapids of the Maumee
River where he begins to build
fort Meigs, a large imposing River where he begins to build
fort Meigs, a large imposing
facility that is intended as a fort Meigs, a large imposing
facility that is intended as a
supply depot, from which he facility that is intended as a
supply depot, from which he
can accumulate the men and supply depot, from which he
can accumulate the men and
supplies necessary for him to can accumulate the men and
supplies necessary for him to
equip his army and carry the supplies necessary for him to
equip his army and carry the
war to Canada.Randall Buchman equip his army and carry the
war to Canada.Randall Buchman
River Raisin was a war to Canada.Randall Buchman
River Raisin was a
badit was a good victory for River Raisin was a
badit was a good victory for
the British, a bad defeat for badit was a good victory for
the British, a bad defeat for
us. But I think a lot of it the British, a bad defeat for
us. But I think a lot of it
when you use it as a rallying us. But I think a lot of it
when you use it as a rallying
point is more what happened to when you use it as a rallying
point is more what happened to
the captives afterwards. The point is more what happened to
the captives afterwards. The
atrocities that were claimed, the captives afterwards. The
atrocities that were claimed,
how they were treated and so atrocities that were claimed,
how they were treated and so
forth, I think is the how they were treated and so
forth, I think is the
emotional thing that creates fortemember the s the
nnouncer:Now, nnouncer:Now,
Harrison was fully in control Harrison was fully in control
of the American war effort in
the Northwest. He was of the American war effort in
the Northwest. He was
determined to confront the the Northwest. He was
determined to confront the
British and Native forces on determined to confront the
British and Native forces on
familiar ground.Randall British and Native forces on
familiar ground.Randall
Buchman Fort Meigs, in mind, was easily
defendable; on a high bluff, defendable; on a high bluff,
over a river. If the British
were to invade with a major over a river. If the British
were to invade with a major
force, it would be using the were to invade with a major
force, it would be using the
Maumee as the artery of their force, it would be using the
Maumee as the artery of their
invasion. So it was a logical Maumee as the artery of their
invasion. So it was a logical
place MUSIC: Greensleeves invasion. So it was a logical
place MUSIC: Greensleeves
David Skaggs It takes a long place MUSIC: Greensleeves
David Skaggs It takes a long
time to build this fort, but e building it in the
winter and the Indians are not e holed up in
their villages. The British their villages. The British
are not going to attack in the
winter and so as a allowed to
build this until it is the build this until it is the
largest wooden fort ever built
in North America.Announcer: largest wooden fort ever built
in North America.Announcer:
Colonel Henry Proctor was the in North America.Announcer:
Colonel Henry Proctor was the
British hero of River Raisin. Colonel Henry Proctor was the
British hero of River Raisin.
Now, with Isaac Brock dead, he British hero of River Raisin.
Now, with Isaac Brock dead, he
was very quickly promoted to Now, with Isaac Brock dead, he
was very quickly promoted to
Major General and was was very quickly promoted to
Major General and was
contemplating his next moves Major General and was
contemplating his next moves
against Harrison, but he contemplating his next moves
against Harrison, but he
wasn’t moving fast enough for against Harrison, but he
wasn’t moving fast enough for
Tecumseh.Randall Buchman wasn’t moving fast enough for
Tecumseh.Randall Buchman
Tecumseh was a very positive, Tecumseh.Randall Buchman
Tecumseh was a very positive,
aggressive type of leader and Tecumseh was a very positive,
aggressive type of leader and
Proctor was not. In many aggressive type of leader and
Proctor was not. In many
cases Tecumseh really Proctor was not. In many
cases Tecumseh really
belittled Proctor as a leader, cases Tecumseh really
belittled Proctor as a leader,
and at one time said, you ‘ want to
fight, leave your weapons and fight, leave your weapons and
your ammunition here and we’ll
do the fighting.Eric Hemenway your ammunition here and we’ll
do the fighting.Eric Hemenway
So, there was always this do the fighting.Eric Hemenway
So, there was always this
distrust with the British, but So, there was always this
distrust with the British, but
what could you do? You needed distrust with the British, but
what could you do? You needed
them for supplies. You need what could you do? You needed
them for supplies. You need
them for manpower because the them for supplies. You need
them for manpower because the
Americans were just coming in them for manpower because the
Americans were just coming in
like a wave after wave. So, e in a rock in a hard
place and they were just doing place and they were just doing
what they could to survive.
Announcer:Construction of Fort what they could to survive.
Announcer:Construction of Fort
Meigs, named after the Announcer:Construction of Fort
Meigs, named after the
Governor of Ohio, continued Meigs, named after the
Governor of Ohio, continued
through the harsh winter of Governor of Ohio, continued
through the harsh winter of
1813. Despite having to bury through the harsh winter of
1813. Despite having to bury
timbers into the frozen 1813. Despite having to bury
timbers into the frozen
ground, the fort is completed timbers into the frozen
ground, the fort is completed
as spring arrives. The 10 ground, the fort is completed
as spring arrives. The 10
acres contained within Fort as spring arrives. The 10
acres contained within Fort
Meigs include 7 blockhouses, 5 acres contained within Fort
Meigs include 7 blockhouses, 5
artillery batteries, 2 gun Meigs include 7 blockhouses, 5
artillery batteries, 2 gun
powder magazines, a artillery batteries, 2 gun
powder magazines, a
quartermaster building, rows powder magazines, a
quartermaster building, rows
of ditches and massive quartermaster building, rows
of ditches and massive
enclosure walls. David Skaggs of ditches and massive
enclosure walls. David Skaggs
The reason why fort Meigs is enclosure walls. David Skaggs
The reason why fort Meigs is
so physically large is it was The reason why fort Meigs is
so physically large is it was
primarily to be a supply post so physically large is it was
primarily to be a supply post
as well as sort of a refuge primarily to be a supply post
as well as sort of a refuge
for troops waiting for the as well as sort of a refuge
for troops waiting for the
advance on Detroit.Music: for troops waiting for the
advance on Detroit.Music:
Kentucky Theme, Cannon, Battle advance on Detroit.Music:
Kentucky Theme, Cannon, Battle
noisesAnnouncer:Proctor and Kentucky Theme, Cannon, Battle
noisesAnnouncer:Proctor and
Tecumseh arrived at the end of noisesAnnouncer:Proctor and
Tecumseh arrived at the end of
April and re-occupied British Tecumseh arrived at the end of
April and re-occupied British
Fort Miami across the river. April and re-occupied British
Fort Miami across the river.
They realized Harrison’s new Fort Miami across the river.
They realized Harrison’s new
fort could not be taken They realized Harrison’s new
fort could not be taken
directly. So, they set up fort could not be taken
directly. So, they set up
cannon batteries across the directly. So, they set up
cannon batteries across the
river and began to bomb Fort cannon batteries across the
river and began to bomb Fort
Meigs on May 1st, 1813.Larry river and began to bomb Fort
Meigs on May 1st, 1813.Larry
NelsonThe siege of fort Meigs Meigs on May 1st, 1813.Larry
NelsonThe siege of fort Meigs
lasts for the next 5 days, NelsonThe siege of fort Meigs
lasts for the next 5 days,
with neither se able to lasts for the next 5 days,
with neither se able to
inflict damage upon the other. with neither se able to
inflict damage upon the other.
On the evening of May 4th, inflict damage upon the other.
On the evening of May 4th,
Harrison learns that a strong On the evening of May 4th,
Harrison learns that a strong
force of reinforcements from Harrison learns that a strong
force of reinforcements from
Kentucky, led by a militia force of reinforcements from
Kentucky, led by a militia
general by the name of Greene Kentucky, led by a militia
general by the name of Greene
Clay, is on their way to fort general by the name of Greene
Clay, is on their way to fort
Meigs to relieve the site. Clay, is on their way to fort
Meigs to relieve the site.
David Skaggs Harrison saw the Meigs to relieve the site.
David Skaggs Harrison saw the
battle as involving multiple David Skaggs Harrison saw the
battle as involving multiple
attacks at roughly the same battle as involving multiple
attacks at roughly the same
time.Announcer:Harrison sent attacks at roughly the same
time.Announcer:Harrison sent
orders out to Clay to split time.Announcer:Harrison sent
orders out to Clay to split
his 12,000 Kentucky troops orders out to Clay to split
his 12,000 Kentucky troops
into two wings: 400 men were his 12,000 Kentucky troops
into two wings: 400 men were
to land on the Fort Meigs side into two wings: 400 men were
to land on the Fort Meigs side
of the river, and the to land on the Fort Meigs side
of the river, and the
remaining 800 men were to land of the river, and the
remaining 800 men were to land
on the British side of the remaining 800 men were to land
on the British side of the
river under the leadership of on the British side of the
river under the leadership of
Colonel William Dudley. Their river under the leadership of
Colonel William Dudley. Their
mission: to disable the Colonel William Dudley. Their
mission: to disable the
British cannon bombarding the mission: to disable the
British cannon bombarding the
fort.Larry NelsonClay does British cannon bombarding the
fort.Larry NelsonClay does
what he is ordered to do and fort.Larry NelsonClay does
what he is ordered to do and
successfully lands on the what he is ordered to do and
successfully lands on the
south side, and safely leads successfully lands on the
south side, and safely leads
his men into fort MeigsDavid south side, and safely leads
his men into fort MeigsDavid
Skaggs The attack on the guns his men into fort MeigsDavid
Skaggs The attack on the guns
was rather easily carried off. Skaggs The attack on the guns
was rather easily carried off.
Unfortunately, Dudley was not was rather easily carried off.
Unfortunately, Dudley was not
very experienced and his Unfortunately, Dudley was not
very experienced and his
troops were a little bit very experienced and his
troops were a little bit
overly ambitious. They started troops were a little bit
overly ambitious. They started
chasing the Indians into the overly ambitious. They started
chasing the Indians into the
woods and got themselves in a chasing the Indians into the
woods and got themselves in a
conventional Indian ambush. woods and got themselves in a
conventional Indian ambush.
Music: Prophet ThemeLarry conventional Indian ambush.
Music: Prophet ThemeLarry
NelsonOver 650 men are either Music: Prophet ThemeLarry
NelsonOver 650 men are either
killed, wounded or taken NelsonOver 650 men are either
killed, wounded or taken
prisoner. This action known as killed, wounded or taken
prisoner. This action known as
Dudley’s defeat is one of the prisoner. This action known as
Dudley’s defeat is one of the
worst defeats inflicted upon Dudley’s defeat is one of the
worst defeats inflicted upon
the US during the entire war worst defeats inflicted upon
the US during the entire war
of 1812.David Skaggs After the US during the entire war
of 1812.David Skaggs After
they were prisoners, some of of 1812.David Skaggs After
they were prisoners, some of
them were massacred by the they were prisoners, some of
them were massacred by the
Indians at fort Miami and the them were massacred by the
Indians at fort Miami and the
British actually supposedly Indians at fort Miami and the
British actually supposedly
witnessed this and made no British actually supposedly
witnessed this and made no
attempt to stop it. This is witnessed this and made no
attempt to stop it. This is
where Tecumseh’s nobility is attempt to stop it. This is
where Tecumseh’s nobility is
largely credited with stopping where Tecumseh’s nobility is
largely credited with stopping
this particular slaughter of largely credited with stopping
this particular slaughter of
American prisoners of war, and this particular slaughter of
American prisoners of war, and
why, to some degree, Tecumseh American prisoners of war, and
why, to some degree, Tecumseh
has such a noble reputation why, to some degree, Tecumseh
has such a noble reputation
amongst Americans to this day. has such a noble reputation
amongst Americans to this day.
Eric Hemingway So if an amongst Americans to this day.
Eric Hemingway So if an
individual surrendered himself e just, you know, a
settlers caught in the wrong been
documented many times Tecumseh documented many times Tecumseh
stopped one of his warriors
from killing that individual, stopped one of his warriors
from killing that individual,
saying this is not how an from killing that individual,
saying this is not how an
honorable warrior operates. saying this is not how an
honorable warrior operates.
Larry NelsonThe Indians who honorable warrior operates.
Larry NelsonThe Indians who
had attacked fort Meigs and Larry NelsonThe Indians who
had attacked fort Meigs and
accompanied proctor to the had attacked fort Meigs and
accompanied proctor to the
rapids take their prisoners accompanied proctor to the
rapids take their prisoners
and plunder and begin to drift rapids take their prisoners
and plunder and begin to drift
away. Dysentery and the ague and plunder and begin to drift
away. Dysentery and the ague
had begun to infect the away. Dysentery and the ague
had begun to infect the
British troops who were had begun to infect the
British troops who were
attacking the fort, and as a British troops who were
attacking the fort, and as a
result proctor is compelled to attacking the fort, and as a
result proctor is compelled to
give up the siege. On May 9th result proctor is compelled to
give up the siege. On May 9th
British troops load their give up the siege. On May 9th
British troops load their
vessels and sail down the British troops load their
vessels and sail down the
Maumee. Music: Perry Theme, vessels and sail down the
Maumee. Music: Perry Theme,
Waves, GullsAnnouncer:The Maumee. Music: Perry Theme,
Waves, GullsAnnouncer:The
British had a problem. They venture too far from
their base at Fort Malden, or their base at Fort Malden, or
the Americans would take back
Fort Detroit. And, they were the Americans would take back
Fort Detroit. And, they were
dependent on a long supply Fort Detroit. And, they were
dependent on a long supply
line, which was fed by ships dependent on a long supply
line, which was fed by ships
on Lake Erie. The Americans line, which was fed by ships
on Lake Erie. The Americans
were now building their own on Lake Erie. The Americans
were now building their own
fleet of ships and Harrison were now building their own
fleet of ships and Harrison
left Fort Meigs to consult fleet of ships and Harrison
left Fort Meigs to consult
with the young Commodore of left Fort Meigs to consult
with the young Commodore of
the naval fleet. Douglas with the young Commodore of
the naval fleet. Douglas
Brinkley So, it was up to this the naval fleet. Douglas
Brinkley So, it was up to this
new generation of young Brinkley So, it was up to this
new generation of young
military officers. The one new generation of young
military officers. The one
that becomes most important military officers. The one
that becomes most important
partially by his own grit and that becomes most important
partially by his own grit and
determination and intelligence partially by his own grit and
determination and intelligence
partly by playing dumb luck determination and intelligence
partly by playing dumb luck
was Oliver Hazard Perry. Full partly by playing dumb luck
was Oliver Hazard Perry. Full
of manners, very intelligent, was Oliver Hazard Perry. Full
of manners, very intelligent,
able to actually ship build of manners, very intelligent,
able to actually ship build
and design, he really was a able to actually ship build
and design, he really was a
naval architect, and an and design, he really was a
naval architect, and an
excellent military strategist. naval architect, and an
excellent military strategist.
David Skaggs Perry is, of excellent military strategist.
David Skaggs Perry is, of
course, a member of one of the first families of the
19th century. And Oliver, as 19th century. And Oliver, as
the oldest son, he tries to
secure as much advancement as the oldest son, he tries to
secure as much advancement as
he possibly can. Walter Rybkah secure as much advancement as
he possibly can. Walter Rybkah
So he volunteered for service he possibly can. Walter Rybkah
So he volunteered for service
on the lake to be the local So he volunteered for service
on the lake to be the local
commander for the squadron on the lake to be the local
commander for the squadron
being built on Lake Erie commander for the squadron
being built on Lake Erie
Gerard T. Altoff Erie being built on Lake Erie
Gerard T. Altoff Erie
was the best place on the Gerard T. Altoff Erie
was the best place on the
eastern end of the lakes to was the best place on the
eastern end of the lakes to
build ships because it was a eastern end of the lakes to
build ships because it was a
naturally protected harbor on build ships because it was a
naturally protected harbor on
three sides. Getting into naturally protected harbor on
three sides. Getting into
Erie harbor had a very narrow three sides. Getting into
Erie harbor had a very narrow
widening channel entrance with Erie harbor had a very narrow
widening channel entrance with
a sandbar which had only six widening channel entrance with
a sandbar which had only six
feet of water over it. The a sandbar which had only six
feet of water over it. The
Americans could easily defend feet of water over it. The
Americans could easily defend
the entrance to that harbor to Americans could easily defend
the entrance to that harbor to
keep the British out.Announcer: the entrance to that harbor to
keep the British out.Announcer:
The ships were almost keep the British out.Announcer:
The ships were almost
complete, and Perry was having The ships were almost
complete, and Perry was having
trouble recruiting sailors to complete, and Perry was having
trouble recruiting sailors to
man the new squadron. But, in trouble recruiting sailors to
man the new squadron. But, in
the end, he assembled a man the new squadron. But, in
the end, he assembled a
diverse crew that would serve the end, he assembled a
diverse crew that would serve
him well.Douglas BrinkleyPerry diverse crew that would serve
him well.Douglas BrinkleyPerry
had some excellent sailors, a him well.Douglas BrinkleyPerry
had some excellent sailors, a
small group, I’d say about ten had some excellent sailors, a
small group, I’d say about ten
were really proficient in what small group, I’d say about ten
were really proficient in what
you call nautical affairs. But were really proficient in what
you call nautical affairs. But
others they just grabbed catch you call nautical affairs. But
others they just grabbed catch
as catch can and this included others they just grabbed catch
as catch can and this included
a number of African Americans as catch can and this included
a number of African Americans
who served in the War of 1812 know
exact numbers or names because recorded but
each captain was responsible each captain was responsible
for filling out his own crew,
and if his responsibility was for filling out his own crew,
and if his responsibility was
to have a mission capable ship and if his responsibility was
to have a mission capable ship
the obvious answer to recruit to have a mission capable ship
the obvious answer to recruit
whoever is qualified and the obvious answer to recruit
whoever is qualified and
willing to serve. And just not whoever is qualified and
willing to serve. And just not
tell the secretary or navy who willing to serve. And just not
tell the secretary or navy who
they are.David Skaggs The tell the secretary or navy who
they are.David Skaggs The
British captain does patrol they are.David Skaggs The
British captain does patrol
outside the harbor but because British captain does patrol
outside the harbor but because
he has no ground troops, outside the harbor but because
he has no ground troops,
cannot attack it. He wants to he has no ground troops,
cannot attack it. He wants to
keep the fleet inside Presque cannot attack it. He wants to
keep the fleet inside Presque
Isle Bay rather than let it keep the fleet inside Presque
Isle Bay rather than let it
out.Music: Kentucky Theme Isle Bay rather than let it
out.Music: Kentucky Theme
Announcer:While the British out.Music: Kentucky Theme
Announcer:While the British
patrol, under the command of Announcer:While the British
patrol, under the command of
Robert Harriet Barclay, is men start
releasing the ships from the releasing the ships from the
harbor. The gunboats and his
flagship, the Lawrence, are harbor. The gunboats and his
flagship, the Lawrence, are
now free. His other warship, flagship, the Lawrence, are
now free. His other warship,
the Niagara, is stuck on the now free. His other warship,
the Niagara, is stuck on the
sandbar. At that moment the the Niagara, is stuck on the
sandbar. At that moment the
British return.Gerard T. sandbar. At that moment the
British return.Gerard T.
Altoff But British return.Gerard T.
Altoff But
Perry is being the aggressive Altoff But
Perry is being the aggressive
commander he is and heads Perry is being the aggressive
commander he is and heads
straight for the British commander he is and heads
straight for the British
fleet. Now Barclay’s several looking
through his spyglass through his spyglass
undoubtedly and says, uh oh
the Lawrence is on the lake. undoubtedly and says, uh oh
the Lawrence is on the lake.
The gunboats are coming. There the Lawrence is on the lake.
The gunboats are coming. There
sits the Niagara. I’m The gunboats are coming. There
sits the Niagara. I’m
outnumbered. Barclay turns sits the Niagara. I’m
outnumbered. Barclay turns
around and heads back. And if not know i don
what is.Announcer:Once the what is.Announcer:Once the
American ships are fitted out
with guns and supplies, Perry American ships are fitted out
with guns and supplies, Perry
sails for Put-in-Bay harbor, with guns and supplies, Perry
sails for Put-in-Bay harbor,
located on South Bass Island sails for Put-in-Bay harbor,
located on South Bass Island
in Western Lake Erie.Sue Judis located on South Bass Island
in Western Lake Erie.Sue Judis
It was actually Harrison that in Western Lake Erie.Sue Judis
It was actually Harrison that
selected Put-In-Bay as Perry’s It was actually Harrison that
selected Put-In-Bay as Perry’s
base of operations. Two selected Put-In-Bay as Perry’s
base of operations. Two
reasons: one, it is a base of operations. Two
reasons: one, it is a
sheltered area but also it reasons: one, it is a
sheltered area but also it
would give Perry a great view sheltered area but also it
would give Perry a great view
of the Detroit river. Gerard would give Perry a great view
of the Detroit river. Gerard
T. Altoff of the Detroit river. Gerard
T. Altoff
Perry could put a ship up in T. Altoff
Perry could put a ship up in
that area as a patrol vessel Perry could put a ship up in
that area as a patrol vessel
and spot the returning British that area as a patrol vessel
and spot the returning British
supply vessels and war ships and spot the returning British
supply vessels and war ships
and very easily sail up there supply vessels and war ships
and very easily sail up there
and stop them on their way and very easily sail up there
and stop them on their way
back. So as long as Perry was and stop them on their way
back. So as long as Perry was
sitting here in put in bay, back. So as long as Perry was
sitting here in put in bay,
the British supply line was sitting here in put in bay,
the British supply line was
severed.David SkaggsHarrison the British supply line was
severed.David SkaggsHarrison
and Perry have probably the severed.David SkaggsHarrison
and Perry have probably the
best coordination between, in and Perry have probably the
best coordination between, in
the army and the navy, of any best coordination between, in
the army and the navy, of any
two senior officers in the the army and the navy, of any
two senior officers in the
entire war of 1812. These two two senior officers in the
entire war of 1812. These two
men had a unity of effort that entire war of 1812. These two
men had a unity of effort that
is critical to understanding men had a unity of effort that
is critical to understanding
why the Americans were able to is critical to understanding
why the Americans were able to
dominate that particular area why the Americans were able to
dominate that particular area
at that particular time. dominate that particular area
at that particular time.
Announcer:Throughout the at that particular time.
Announcer:Throughout the
summer of 1813, Harrison Announcer:Throughout the
summer of 1813, Harrison
gathered needed supplies for summer of 1813, Harrison
gathered needed supplies for
the army and recruited new gathered needed supplies for
the army and recruited new
soldiers into the ranks. As the army and recruited new
soldiers into the ranks. As
expected, Proctor and Tecumseh soldiers into the ranks. As
expected, Proctor and Tecumseh
tried again to attack his expected, Proctor and Tecumseh
tried again to attack his
stronghold – Fort Meigs.Larry tried again to attack his
stronghold – Fort Meigs.Larry
Nelson In July, they mount a stronghold – Fort Meigs.Larry
Nelson In July, they mount a
2nd attack against the Nelson In July, they mount a
2nd attack against the
American garrison, this time 2nd attack against the
American garrison, this time
they bring nearly 3500 Indians American garrison, this time
they bring nearly 3500 Indians
allies with them, and this is they bring nearly 3500 Indians
allies with them, and this is
the largest assemblage of allies with them, and this is
the largest assemblage of
hostile Indians ever brought the largest assemblage of
hostile Indians ever brought
against the American military hostile Indians ever brought
against the American military
in its entire history.Music: against the American military
in its entire history.Music:
Tecumseh Theme, Battle sounds, in its entire history.Music:
Tecumseh Theme, Battle sounds,
gunsAnnouncer:Proctor and Tecumseh Theme, Battle sounds,
gunsAnnouncer:Proctor and
Tecumseh devise a piece of gunsAnnouncer:Proctor and
Tecumseh devise a piece of
military subterfuge to lure Tecumseh devise a piece of
military subterfuge to lure
the Americans out of the military subterfuge to lure
the Americans out of the
garrison. Just out of sight, the Americans out of the
garrison. Just out of sight,
it sounds as if a battle is garrison. Just out of sight,
it sounds as if a battle is
taking place between American it sounds as if a battle is
taking place between American
reinforcements and the taking place between American
reinforcements and the
attackers, with a full reinforcements and the
attackers, with a full
complement of fifes, drums and attackers, with a full
complement of fifes, drums and
even American accents.Larry complement of fifes, drums and
even American accents.Larry
NelsonIt’s a ruse, a plot even American accents.Larry
NelsonIt’s a ruse, a plot
intended to have the men NelsonIt’s a ruse, a plot
intended to have the men
inside the fort to think that intended to have the men
inside the fort to think that
their allies are being inside the fort to think that
their allies are being
attacked to trick them into their allies are being
attacked to trick them into
opening and the gates to ride attacked to trick them into
opening and the gates to ride
to the rescue, where the enemy opening and the gates to ride
to the rescue, where the enemy
forces will then cut them to to the rescue, where the enemy
forces will then cut them to
pieces. The man who is now forces will then cut them to
pieces. The man who is now
in charge of fort Meigs is pieces. The man who is now
in charge of fort Meigs is
Greene Clay, the same man who in charge of fort Meigs is
Greene Clay, the same man who
brought Dudley’s men to the Greene Clay, the same man who
brought Dudley’s men to the
rapids in 1813 and clay is now junior
officers aggressively urge officers aggressively urge
clay to allow them to mount up
their men and ride to these clay to allow them to mount up
their men and ride to these
Americans rescue, but clay their men and ride to these
Americans rescue, but clay
refuses. Eventually over the Americans rescue, but clay
refuses. Eventually over the
course of the afternoon, an refuses. Eventually over the
course of the afternoon, an
enormous thundershower comes course of the afternoon, an
enormous thundershower comes
up and blows across the field enormous thundershower comes
up and blows across the field
of battle. And when the up and blows across the field
of battle. And when the
thunderstorm is over, the mock of battle. And when the
thunderstorm is over, the mock
battle is over as well. The thunderstorm is over, the mock
battle is over as well. The
Indians and the British simply battle is over as well. The
Indians and the British simply
withdraw from the field, and Indians and the British simply
withdraw from the field, and
at that time the 2nd siege of withdraw from the field, and
at that time the 2nd siege of
fort Meigs is over.Announcer: at that time the 2nd siege of
fort Meigs is over.Announcer:
The British and Indian forces fort Meigs is over.Announcer:
The British and Indian forces
travel down the Maumee and The British and Indian forces
travel down the Maumee and
east to the Sandusky, to travel down the Maumee and
east to the Sandusky, to
attack Fort Stephenson on east to the Sandusky, to
attack Fort Stephenson on
August 1st, 1813. The small attack Fort Stephenson on
August 1st, 1813. The small
American outpost is commanded August 1st, 1813. The small
American outpost is commanded
by a feisty young major – American outpost is commanded
by a feisty young major –
George Croghan. Music: by a feisty young major –
George Croghan. Music:
Croghan ThemeDavid Skaggs In George Croghan. Music:
Croghan ThemeDavid Skaggs In
many ways, Croghan was a Croghan ThemeDavid Skaggs In
many ways, Croghan was a
Harrison favorite. He was a many ways, Croghan was a
Harrison favorite. He was a
very young major at 21 years a
major at 21. When Harrison major at 21. When Harrison
gives him an order to withdraw
from fort Stephenson, Harrison gives him an order to withdraw
from fort Stephenson, Harrison
is very prudently trying to from fort Stephenson, Harrison
is very prudently trying to
conduct his campaign and not is very prudently trying to
conduct his campaign and not
lose another battle. Croghan conduct his campaign and not
lose another battle. Croghan
convinces Harrison that, yes lose another battle. Croghan
convinces Harrison that, yes
he can successfully defend the convinces Harrison that, yes
he can successfully defend the
post.Bruce Bowlus He had one all they could
afford to give him – an old afford to give him – an old
French and Indian war cannon
Croghan had hidden the cannon French and Indian war cannon
Croghan had hidden the cannon
in a strategically located Croghan had hidden the cannon
in a strategically located
block house that paralleled in a strategically located
block house that paralleled
the trench. As the British block house that paralleled
the trench. As the British
troops jumped into the trench the trench. As the British
troops jumped into the trench
eager to chop through the troops jumped into the trench
eager to chop through the
walls Croghan opened up the eager to chop through the
walls Croghan opened up the
gun port and fired several walls Croghan opened up the
gun port and fired several
volleys into the troops which gun port and fired several
volleys into the troops which
were virtually at point blank volleys into the troops which
were virtually at point blank
range. Larry Nelson The were virtually at point blank
range. Larry Nelson The
British attack against fort range. Larry Nelson The
British attack against fort
Stephenson is poorly planned British attack against fort
Stephenson is poorly planned
and recklessly executed and as Stephenson is poorly planned
and recklessly executed and as
a result the British are and recklessly executed and as
a result the British are
simply slaughtered in the a result the British are
simply slaughtered in the
ditch. Bruce Bowlus Proctor simply slaughtered in the
ditch. Bruce Bowlus Proctor
realized immediately that the ditch. Bruce Bowlus Proctor
realized immediately that the
attack was not going to realized immediately that the
attack was not going to
succeed; he left so quickly attack was not going to
succeed; he left so quickly
that he left supply ships succeed; he left so quickly
that he left supply ships
behind, full of munitions and that he left supply ships
behind, full of munitions and
so forth. It was a very behind, full of munitions and
so forth. It was a very
important battle. Not because so forth. It was a very
important battle. Not because
it was big, but because it important battle. Not because
it was big, but because it
sent a message that the it was big, but because it
sent a message that the
Americans were going to fight sent a message that the
Americans were going to fight
tenaciously to maintain this Americans were going to fight
tenaciously to maintain this
part of what they called their tenaciously to maintain this
part of what they called their
territory – north western part of what they called their
territory – north western
Ohio. Music: Harrison Theme exist
at all. The grounds are where at all. The grounds are where
the Birchard public library is
located in Fremont. and, the the Birchard public library is
located in Fremont. and, the
old cannon, again purported to located in Fremont. and, the
old cannon, again purported to
be the original cannon called ld Betsyon, again purported to damage to the British it is
still on the lawn at the
library.Announcer:The still on the lawn at the
library.Announcer:The
situation is getting worse for library.Announcer:The
situation is getting worse for
the British. With Perry loose situation is getting worse for
the British. With Perry loose
on the lake, and Harrison the British. With Perry loose
on the lake, and Harrison
mounting huge forces on land, get the supplies
they need to fight, and the they need to fight, and the
food they need for themselves
and their Indian allies.Sue food they need for themselves
and their Indian allies.Sue
Judis Well, it got to a point and their Indian allies.Sue
Judis Well, it got to a point
up in fort Malden where Judis Well, it got to a point
up in fort Malden where
general proctor came to Robert ou have to
e care if you e care if you
ready or not, you have to go. e down to our last bits of
flour, you must sai” Walter flour, you must sai” Walter
Rybkah Perry had a lot of
problems on his side too he had a lot of fever
and dysentery on the crew and
about a third on sick list at and dysentery on the crew and
about a third on sick list at
any one time so both sides about a third on sick list at
any one time so both sides
were miserable and wanted to any one time so both sides
were miserable and wanted to
get this over with; the battle were miserable and wanted to
get this over with; the battle
of lake Erie was the day the get this over with; the battle
of lake Erie was the day the
hungry came out to fight the of lake Erie was the day the
hungry came out to fight the
sick.Announcer:Barclay sailed hungry came out to fight the
sick.Announcer:Barclay sailed
out of Fort Malden and down sick.Announcer:Barclay sailed
out of Fort Malden and down
the Detroit River. On out of Fort Malden and down
the Detroit River. On
September 10th, 1813, a the Detroit River. On
September 10th, 1813, a
lookout for Perry spotted the September 10th, 1813, a
lookout for Perry spotted the
British fleet on the Lake. lookout for Perry spotted the
British fleet on the Lake.
Walter Rybkah The British had British fleet on the Lake.
Walter Rybkah The British had
6 vessels under command of Walter Rybkah The British had
6 vessels under command of
Robert Harriet Barclay and the 6 vessels under command of
Robert Harriet Barclay and the
Americans had 9 vessels under Robert Harriet Barclay and the
Americans had 9 vessels under
the command Oliver Hazard Americans had 9 vessels under
the command Oliver Hazard
Perry.Sue Judis One critical the command Oliver Hazard
Perry.Sue Judis One critical
factor against parry at that Perry.Sue Judis One critical
factor against parry at that
point in time was the wind factor against parry at that
point in time was the wind
direction. He virtually needed point in time was the wind
direction. He virtually needed
the wind behind him to help direction. He virtually needed
the wind behind him to help
him out to meet the British the wind behind him to help
him out to meet the British
fleet. David Skaggs The him out to meet the British
fleet. David Skaggs The
British have what is called fleet. David Skaggs The
British have what is called
the weather gauge. The wind is British have what is called
the weather gauge. The wind is
in their favor. And Perry has the weather gauge. The wind is
in their favor. And Perry has
to slowly but surely inch his in their favor. And Perry has
to slowly but surely inch his
way against the wind and to to slowly but surely inch his
way against the wind and to
weave his way towards the way against the wind and to
weave his way towards the
British. But, about midday, now
Perry who has the weather Perry who has the weather
gauge. Music: Perry Theme
Walter Rybkah So he decided to gauge. Music: Perry Theme
Walter Rybkah So he decided to
take an extreme risk and order Walter Rybkah So he decided to
take an extreme risk and order
a downwind turn to sail take an extreme risk and order
a downwind turn to sail
directly at the enemy to close a downwind turn to sail
directly at the enemy to close
the range very much as Nelson directly at the enemy to close
the range very much as Nelson
did at Trafalgar. He decided the range very much as Nelson
did at Trafalgar. He decided
to endure raking fire to did at Trafalgar. He decided
to endure raking fire to
outgun them once he got in to endure raking fire to
outgun them once he got in
close with his short range outgun them once he got in
close with his short range
heavier armament.Gerard T. close with his short range
heavier armament.Gerard T.
Altoff The heavier armament.Gerard T.
Altoff The
British band plays Rule Altoff The
British band plays Rule
Britannia, and immediately, as British band plays Rule
Britannia, and immediately, as
the last echoes of that sound Britannia, and immediately, as
the last echoes of that sound
float across western lake the last echoes of that sound
float across western lake
Erie, twenty-four pound cannon float across western lake
Erie, twenty-four pound cannon
opens fire towards the Erie, twenty-four pound cannon
opens fire towards the
Americans.Sue Judis The first opens fire towards the
Americans.Sue Judis The first
cannon missed. But, the second Americans.Sue Judis The first
cannon missed. But, the second
cannon fired and shot through cannon missed. But, the second
cannon fired and shot through
the deck of the Lawrence. cannon fired and shot through
the deck of the Lawrence.
Perry turned and looked and, the deck of the Lawrence.
Perry turned and looked and,
for whatever reason, the Perry turned and looked and,
for whatever reason, the
Niagara held back. it was not for whatever reason, the
Niagara held back. it was not
coming up to meet the other Niagara held back. it was not
coming up to meet the other
largest British ship. So, coming up to meet the other
largest British ship. So,
Perry and his ship basically largest British ship. So,
Perry and his ship basically
were being pummeled by the Perry and his ship basically
were being pummeled by the
British fleet. All the British were being pummeled by the
British fleet. All the British
firepower was being turned on British fleet. All the British
firepower was being turned on
to the Lawrence. Gerard T. firepower was being turned on
to the Lawrence. Gerard T.
Altoff to the Lawrence. Gerard T.
Altoff
Sails are hanging in tattered Altoff
Sails are hanging in tattered
strips. Rigging looks like Sails are hanging in tattered
strips. Rigging looks like
tangled kite string hanging strips. Rigging looks like
tangled kite string hanging
from a tree. Bulwarks, blasted tangled kite string hanging
from a tree. Bulwarks, blasted
like Swiss cheese. Deck seams from a tree. Bulwarks, blasted
like Swiss cheese. Deck seams
had split apart a little bit like Swiss cheese. Deck seams
had split apart a little bit
and blood from the wounded are had split apart a little bit
and blood from the wounded are
seeping down to the wardroom and blood from the wounded are
seeping down to the wardroom
where the operating theater is seeping down to the wardroom
where the operating theater is
down below.David Skaggs Perry, where the operating theater is
down below.David Skaggs Perry,
who is for some reason or down below.David Skaggs Perry,
who is for some reason or
another miraculously unwounded who is for some reason or
another miraculously unwounded
– over a hundred of his another miraculously unwounded
– over a hundred of his
hundred-and-twenty man crew, – over a hundred of his
hundred-and-twenty man crew,
are wounded or dead – Perry hundred-and-twenty man crew,
are wounded or dead – Perry
moves from the Lawrence to the are wounded or dead – Perry
moves from the Lawrence to the
Niagara.Sue Judis He pulled moves from the Lawrence to the
Niagara.Sue Judis He pulled
down his battle flag jumped Niagara.Sue Judis He pulled
down his battle flag jumped
into the little cutter and down his battle flag jumped
into the little cutter and
sailed across the third of a into the little cutter and
sailed across the third of a
mile to the Niagara.Gerard T. sailed across the third of a
mile to the Niagara.Gerard T.
Altoff All mile to the Niagara.Gerard T.
Altoff All
six British ships concentrated Altoff All
six British ships concentrated
their fire on that little six British ships concentrated
their fire on that little
rowboat and every man in it their fire on that little
rowboat and every man in it
was soaked from the splash rowboat and every man in it
was soaked from the splash
from the near misses. But, was soaked from the splash
from the near misses. But,
Perry’s luck, again from the near misses. But,
Perry’s luck, again
miraculously he managed to Perry’s luck, again
miraculously he managed to
meet the Niagara unscathed.Sue miraculously he managed to
meet the Niagara unscathed.Sue
Judis Perry as captain of a meet the Niagara unscathed.Sue
Judis Perry as captain of a
ship, had the right to have Judis Perry as captain of a
ship, had the right to have
his own battle flag, the words ship, had the right to have
his own battle flag, the words
on Perry’s battle flag were on
give up the shipÁ give up the shipÁ
Announcer:This phrase was Announcer:This phrase was
inspired by Perry’s good
friend and mentor, Captain inspired by Perry’s good
friend and mentor, Captain
James Lawrence. Lawrence had friend and mentor, Captain
James Lawrence. Lawrence had
directed his own men “Don’t James Lawrence. Lawrence had
directed his own men “Don’t
Give up the Ship” before he directed his own men “Don’t
Give up the Ship” before he
died in battle earlier in the Give up the Ship” before he
died in battle earlier in the
war. Perry not only named is died in battle earlier in the
war. Perry not only named is
ship the Lawrence, but also war. Perry not only named is
ship the Lawrence, but also
adopted those words for his ship the Lawrence, but also
adopted those words for his
battle flag.Walter Rybkah transfer was one of
the best known episodes in US the best known episodes in US
Naval history. In the end the
only way to win the battle was Naval history. In the end the
only way to win the battle was
to give up the ship and go to only way to win the battle was
to give up the ship and go to
the next one. The real motto give up.Announcer:
Barclay had been wounded, and Barclay had been wounded, and
junior officers now commanded
the two lead British warships, junior officers now commanded
the two lead British warships,
the Detroit and the Queen the two lead British warships,
the Detroit and the Queen
Charlotte. They ran into each the Detroit and the Queen
Charlotte. They ran into each
other and became entangled Charlotte. They ran into each
other and became entangled
David Skaggs And so when Perry
able to rake down the entire able to rake down the entire
length of both vessels and
forces them to surrender length of both vessels and
forces them to surrender
rather quickly.Sue Judis This forces them to surrender
rather quickly.Sue Judis This
was the only time in British rather quickly.Sue Judis This
was the only time in British
naval history where they was the only time in British
naval history where they
surrendered an entire fleet. naval history where they
surrendered an entire fleet.
Music: 1812 ThemeGerard T. surrendered an entire fleet.
Music: 1812 ThemeGerard T.
Altoff Music: 1812 ThemeGerard T.
Altoff
Well, immediately upon the Altoff
Well, immediately upon the
surrender of the British Well, immediately upon the
surrender of the British
ships, Perry knew he had to surrender of the British
ships, Perry knew he had to
notify his superior. So what ships, Perry knew he had to
notify his superior. So what
he did was he found an old notify his superior. So what
he did was he found an old
envelope and he used his hat he did was he found an old
envelope and he used his hat
as a desk. And writing on the envelope and he used his hat
as a desk. And writing on the
back of that old envelope in ear desk. And writing on the
general, we have met the enemy general, we have met the enemy
and they are ours. Two ships,
two brigs, one schooner, and and they are ours. Two ships,
two brigs, one schooner, and
one sloop, yours with great two brigs, one schooner, and
one sloop, yours with great
respect and esteem, O.H. one sloop, yours with great
respect and esteem, O.H.
Perry. out of this engagement two of
the most famous sayings in
American naval history come the most famous sayings in
American naval history come
out of it “Don’t give up the American naval history come
out of it “Don’t give up the
ship,” which is now the out of it “Don’t give up the
ship,” which is now the
official motto of the U.S. ship,” which is now the
official motto of the U.S.
Navy and then the other one is official motto of the U.S.
Navy and then the other one is
“We have met the enemy and Navy and then the other one is
“We have met the enemy and
they are ours,” which was the “We have met the enemy and
they are ours,” which was the
liberation call. It’s really they are ours,” which was the
liberation call. It’s really
that line, when it reached liberation call. It’s really
that line, when it reached
Washington and the East coast that line, when it reached
Washington and the East coast
it meant we could beat these Washington and the East coast
it meant we could beat these
guys. Announcer:Soon after the it meant we could beat these
guys. Announcer:Soon after the
battle, Perry transports guys. Announcer:Soon after the
battle, Perry transports
Harrison’s men across Lake battle, Perry transports
Harrison’s men across Lake
Erie, in stages. First to Harrison’s men across Lake
Erie, in stages. First to
South Bass Island, and then Erie, in stages. First to
South Bass Island, and then
onto Canada.David Skaggs They South Bass Island, and then
onto Canada.David Skaggs They
land a few miles south of onto Canada.David Skaggs They
land a few miles south of
Amherstberg expecting British land a few miles south of
Amherstberg expecting British
opposition. But the British, Amherstberg expecting British
opposition. But the British,
instead, have evacuated opposition. But the British,
instead, have evacuated
Amherstberg, fort Malden, instead, have evacuated
Amherstberg, fort Malden,
Windsor and Detroit and are Amherstberg, fort Malden,
Windsor and Detroit and are
beginning to march towards the Windsor and Detroit and are
beginning to march towards the
Thames river valley in western beginning to march towards the
Thames river valley in western
Ontario. Gerard T. Altoff Thames river valley in western
Ontario. Gerard T. Altoff
Perry, participated in Ontario. Gerard T. Altoff
Perry, participated in
the Thames campaign. He took Perry, participated in
the Thames campaign. He took
what ships he could over the the Thames campaign. He took
what ships he could over the
bar of the Thames River, what ships he could over the
bar of the Thames River,
sailed up to the head of bar of the Thames River,
sailed up to the head of
navigation, borrowed a horse sailed up to the head of
navigation, borrowed a horse
from somebody and then served navigation, borrowed a horse
from somebody and then served
as a volunteer aide to from somebody and then served
as a volunteer aide to
Harrison.Announcer:With Perry as a volunteer aide to
Harrison.Announcer:With Perry
and Harrison in pursuit, the Harrison.Announcer:With Perry
and Harrison in pursuit, the
already strained alliance and Harrison in pursuit, the
already strained alliance
between the British and Native already strained alliance
between the British and Native
forces is now at a breaking between the British and Native
forces is now at a breaking
point. Randall Buchman forces is now at a breaking
point. Randall Buchman
Proctor wants to take point. Randall Buchman
Proctor wants to take
everybody and move to the east Proctor wants to take
everybody and move to the east
and join up with the forces everybody and move to the east
and join up with the forces
around Fort Niagara. Tecumseh and join up with the forces
around Fort Niagara. Tecumseh
wants to stay and fight and around Fort Niagara. Tecumseh
wants to stay and fight and
resist. Then the word comes of army on the move.
Music: Prophet ThemeDavid Music: Prophet ThemeDavid
Skaggs Tecumseh essentially
accuses proctor of being like Skaggs Tecumseh essentially
accuses proctor of being like
a dog with his tail between accuses proctor of being like
a dog with his tail between
his legs running away rather a dog with his tail between
his legs running away rather
than fighting up as a man his legs running away rather
than fighting up as a man
really should.Announcer:At the than fighting up as a man
really should.Announcer:At the
River Thames, Proctor agrees really should.Announcer:At the
River Thames, Proctor agrees
to turn and fight Harrison’s River Thames, Proctor agrees
to turn and fight Harrison’s
troops. The Indian forces are to turn and fight Harrison’s
troops. The Indian forces are
overpowered by the Americans troops. The Indian forces are
overpowered by the Americans
and the British troops retreat overpowered by the Americans
and the British troops retreat
to the east.Randall Buchman and the British troops retreat
to the east.Randall Buchman
The Indians continue the to the east.Randall Buchman
The Indians continue the
resistance and in that, The Indians continue the
resistance and in that,
Tecumseh is killed. The story resistance and in that,
Tecumseh is killed. The story
is that those close to him who Tecumseh is killed. The story
is that those close to him who
were his dedicated followers is that those close to him who
were his dedicated followers
hid his body. And today we know where
body is and that
part of the mystique of where part of the mystique of where
he is. But how did he die? He
died defending and fighting he is. But how did he die? He
died defending and fighting
for the very thing he stood died defending and fighting
for the very thing he stood
for: stopping white for the very thing he stood
for: stopping white
encroachment upon Indian land for: stopping white
encroachment upon Indian land
and a unified Indian front. encroachment upon Indian land
and a unified Indian front.
David Skaggs It is a and a unified Indian front.
David Skaggs It is a
tremendous victory for the David Skaggs It is a
tremendous victory for the
United States. 600 British tremendous victory for the
United States. 600 British
prisoners are taken in this, United States. 600 British
prisoners are taken in this,
probably the largest surrender prisoners are taken in this,
probably the largest surrender
of British troops in the probably the largest surrender
of British troops in the
entire war of 1812.Sue Judis of British troops in the
entire war of 1812.Sue Judis
The war of 1812 continued for entire war of 1812.Sue Judis
The war of 1812 continued for
an additional two years after The war of 1812 continued for
an additional two years after
the battle of Lake Erie. The an additional two years after
the battle of Lake Erie. The
treaty of Ghent was signed on the battle of Lake Erie. The
treaty of Ghent was signed on
Christmas Eve, 1814. Music: treaty of Ghent was signed on
Christmas Eve, 1814. Music:
Canadian Theme Announcer:The Christmas Eve, 1814. Music:
Canadian Theme Announcer:The
conflict would continue in Canadian Theme Announcer:The
conflict would continue in
other theatres of war: the conflict would continue in
other theatres of war: the
burning of the White House in other theatres of war: the
burning of the White House in
Washington, DC; the Battle of burning of the White House in
Washington, DC; the Battle of
Baltimore that inspired the Washington, DC; the Battle of
Baltimore that inspired the
Star Spangled Banner; and late, but
heroic victory at New Orleans. heroic victory at New Orleans.
Some of the figures that
fought in the Old Northwest Some of the figures that
fought in the Old Northwest
would find their place in fought in the Old Northwest
would find their place in
American history, and some would find their place in
American history, and some
would be forgotten. Commodore American history, and some
would be forgotten. Commodore
Oliver Hazard Perry became the would be forgotten. Commodore
Oliver Hazard Perry became the
hero of the War.Gerard T. Oliver Hazard Perry became the
hero of the War.Gerard T.
Altoff So hero of the War.Gerard T.
Altoff So
he starts to head back towards
feted all the way back. Every feted all the way back. Every
little town, city, you know,
testimonial dinnersand he had little town, city, you know,
testimonial dinnersand he had
gained that glory that he so testimonial dinnersand he had
gained that glory that he so
desperately sought.Announcer: gained that glory that he so
desperately sought.Announcer:
Perry would die young, at 34 desperately sought.Announcer:
Perry would die young, at 34
years of age, on a diplomatic Perry would die young, at 34
years of age, on a diplomatic
mission to South America. He years of age, on a diplomatic
mission to South America. He
contracted Yellow Fever, and mission to South America. He
contracted Yellow Fever, and
died on the high seas before contracted Yellow Fever, and
died on the high seas before
arriving home. America would died on the high seas before
arriving home. America would
remember Perry. Canada would arriving home. America would
remember Perry. Canada would
remember Brock. But others remember Perry. Canada would
remember Brock. But others
would be forgotten.David remember Brock. But others
would be forgotten.David
Skaggs The career of proctor would be forgotten.David
Skaggs The career of proctor
thereafter is one steady
eventually court martialed. He eventually court martialed. He
goes back to Britain, and dies
a few years later.Music: goes back to Britain, and dies
a few years later.Music:
Harrison ThemeAnnouncer: a few years later.Music:
Harrison ThemeAnnouncer:
Tecumseh and his legend would Harrison ThemeAnnouncer:
Tecumseh and his legend would
continue to grow over the Tecumseh and his legend would
continue to grow over the
centuries. He is beloved by continue to grow over the
centuries. He is beloved by
not only Native Americans, but centuries. He is beloved by
not only Native Americans, but
by all people who have a great not only Native Americans, but
by all people who have a great
love of the land; and yearn to by all people who have a great
love of the land; and yearn to
free themselves from love of the land; and yearn to
free themselves from
oppression. His brother, the free themselves from
oppression. His brother, the
Prophet, would help lead the oppression. His brother, the
Prophet, would help lead the
Shawnee into the west and Prophet, would help lead the
Shawnee into the west and
establish a new settlement Shawnee into the west and
establish a new settlement
there, where he died in 1836. establish a new settlement
there, where he died in 1836.
William Henry Harrison – there, where he died in 1836.
William Henry Harrison –
territorial governor, military William Henry Harrison –
territorial governor, military
general, congressman, senator territorial governor, military
general, congressman, senator
and ambassador – would be general, congressman, senator
and ambassador – would be
elected the Ninth President of and ambassador – would be
elected the Ninth President of
the United States. At his elected the Ninth President of
the United States. At his
inaugural celebration, he gave the United States. At his
inaugural celebration, he gave
a speech that was too long, in inaugural celebration, he gave
a speech that was too long, in
weather that was too cold, and a speech that was too long, in
weather that was too cold, and
died of pneumonia soon after. weather that was too cold, and
died of pneumonia soon after.
David Skaggs One can speculate died of pneumonia soon after.
David Skaggs One can speculate
as to whether or not Harrison David Skaggs One can speculate
as to whether or not Harrison
would have been a significant as to whether or not Harrison
would have been a significant
president or not. I think he would have been a significant
president or not. I think he
had a lot of right motivation president or not. I think he
had a lot of right motivation
but he was, by the time he was had a lot of right motivation
but he was, by the time he was
elected in 1840, and in the but he was, by the time he was
elected in 1840, and in the
brief one month that he served elected in 1840, and in the
brief one month that he served
in 1841, he was by that time a brief one month that he served
in 1841, he was by that time a
pretty old man. And how much in 1841, he was by that time a
pretty old man. And how much
really innovative stuff he know
but this is an era of mediocre but this is an era of mediocre
presidents. And so that how
much more mediocre he could be presidents. And so that how
much more mediocre he could be
than Fillmore orBuchanan, I know. Announcer:Many o
the sacred places of battle the sacred places of battle
where men lost their lives
have been forgotten, but a few where men lost their lives
have been forgotten, but a few
are commemorated a have been forgotten, but a few
are commemorated a
reconstructed Fort Meigs, the are commemorated a
reconstructed Fort Meigs, the
National Parks Battlefield at reconstructed Fort Meigs, the
National Parks Battlefield at
River Raisin and the Perry National Parks Battlefield at
River Raisin and the Perry
Victory and International River Raisin and the Perry
Victory and International
Peace Memorial at Put-In-Bay. Victory and International
Peace Memorial at Put-In-Bay.
The American victories of the war of 1812
in the old northwest set the
stage for the development of a in the old northwest set the
stage for the development of a
growing nation.Larry Nelson stage for the development of a
growing nation.Larry Nelson
The US acquires resources growing nation.Larry Nelson
The US acquires resources
throughout the Great Lakes The US acquires resources
throughout the Great Lakes
region. Resources such as throughout the Great Lakes
region. Resources such as
water transportation networks, region. Resources such as
water transportation networks,
timber, iron, coal, bauxite water transportation networks,
timber, iron, coal, bauxite
and magnesium, all of which timber, iron, coal, bauxite
and magnesium, all of which
will eventually allow the US and magnesium, all of which
will eventually allow the US
to emerge as one of the will eventually allow the US
to emerge as one of the
world’s great industrial to emerge as one of the
world’s great industrial
powers in the late 19th and world’s great industrial
powers in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. And powers in the late 19th and
early 20th centuries. And
which to a considerable degree early 20th centuries. And
which to a considerable degree
will allow the US to maintain which to a considerable degree
will allow the US to maintain
its position as one of the will allow the US to maintain
its position as one of the
great capitalist democracies its position as one of the
great capitalist democracies
throughout the world to the great capitalist democracies
throughout the world to the
present day.Music: Main Title throughout the world to the
present day.Music: Main Title
Announcer:Native American present day.Music: Main Title
Announcer:Native American
tribes in the Old Northwest Announcer:Native American
tribes in the Old Northwest
struggled to hold on to their tribes in the Old Northwest
struggled to hold on to their
culture. They now found struggled to hold on to their
culture. They now found
themselves living within the culture. They now found
themselves living within the
United States, against which themselves living within the
United States, against which
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  • December 16, 2018 at 5:09 pm
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    america where killers of these lovely people so fuck of out and give it back u ruind the world english white germanic bastards we hate u in nam u where beaten indians had no arms sou killed their culture murdered their children africa is free and usa will be givenback to the native hence u killed

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  • December 16, 2018 at 5:15 pm
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    they say here the brotish sure we all know they all cane from english stock germans so u fought your own people and killed your own in cival english v english with a changing in culture but not in filty blood of the saxon filth

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  • December 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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    usa got fucked in v nam they where well able ready and armed the poor indians had no chance with only 1 million people native on the land and no way to protect themselves with no armoury guns what chancehad the indians against the odds . but the english got bet on and of in ireland and irish is free from the same scum that still hold the native indians lands today indians remember where theres life u can fight breed good then fight the english again and claim back your land

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  • December 16, 2018 at 5:32 pm
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    you should have killed one another and indians have peace

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  • December 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm
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    humas are the killers of all life including humans better they where never created on earth.and they call this murder a democracy its notting more than bare face murder of a indian nation who for thousands of years lived ammong themselves english americans be ashamed .uwill one day be made pay

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  • December 18, 2018 at 5:00 am
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    treaties never seem to honored …..ever

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  • December 20, 2018 at 1:23 am
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    A most interesting narrative would be the man-haul and manufacturer centers means of transport./labor and instruments of delivery all to have these events occur?

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  • December 20, 2018 at 4:13 pm
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    " Ravaged "… would have made no difference to wealth bit for the freeing of the slaves.

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  • December 24, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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    They showed a building with bunting, however I believe it is not supposed to have stars on it.
    And why is the old fart saying 'indians'?
    But unfortunately, in that era….the indigenous folks didn't consider the land a possession…but I am pretty sure either umyou or someone in the property is 'there'…and your folks better go somewhere else. That pretty much is 'owning' the land. European based folks viewed property slightly differently, if your in it and hold it…it is yours. Fundamentally that was going to be a big problem.

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  • December 31, 2018 at 9:31 pm
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    Very good

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  • January 3, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    The Spanish And Portuguese were much harsher on Amerindians then French, British, German, And Dutch

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  • January 3, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    Always remember that early America didn't belong to anyone. Just because someone lives in or at a place doesn't make it theirs.

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  • January 4, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    We have not forgotten Tecumseh here in Canada and streets are named in Winnipeg for his name. also Isaac Brock

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  • January 5, 2019 at 7:50 am
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    Fort Winchester, Auglaize River, Defiance, Ohio, 43512.  Passed it just today.  Of course a Family Video sits there now, but I guess that's the 21st century for ya.

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  • January 16, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    The GREAT MAJORITY of pre-Columbian Indians were warring, migratory savages; where bloodlust murder, unspeakable torture, human sacrifice, and cannibalism were practiced almost universally. It was truly "law of the jungle", with centralized command and control societal structure; where time and again, most likely for millennia, regions and areas of land were fought over … with continual turnovers of the control of the same.

    IOW: as a result, no one KNOWS, with an acceptable level of confidence, who were the original occupiers and owners of the lands. Anyone saying otherwise automatically self-identifies as less than credible.

    IOW, the current American Indians, in whichever mode they choose, telling those of European descent that it is the now-living Indians who own the land, is nonsense.

    In all such instances of rightful land ownership, the only "owners" who are of any significance are those who, those many millennia ago, ORIGINALLY "occupied" that land, and those who currently "occupy" same; where finding those original occupiers, for all practical purposes, is now impossible.

    If these Indians were smart — but, they are not, as they seem to be just as stupid and greedy as us "Europeans" — they would demand to become FULL USA citizens, that is, abolish the long-held oppressive reservation system, with all of its implicit anti-liberty segregations, and join, with all of us other LEGAL American citizens, the full experience of the blessings of American citizenship.

    In this way, hand in hand, they and us [Europeans] would be BEST ABLE to learn from each other regarding how to "do things right"; however, as it is currently, they wish to remain in that pathetic state, where, forever how long they remain so, they will be doomed to lasting slavery and humiliation.

    PS: This most unfortunate saga reminds me of another unfortunate story … this one about Harriet Tubman who said, in paraphrase: I have brought 1000's of slaves into liberty and freedom, and, I could have done the same for many 1000's more … if only they had recognized that they were slaves.

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  • January 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    Thanks for putting this together. This was quite interesting. I love Oliver Hazard Perry! Really awesome bad ass in history.

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  • January 26, 2019 at 7:36 am
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    What did everyone forget who Cormplanter was ? He kept the Senaca out of the wars and his descendants still live on the land he fought to keep

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  • January 27, 2019 at 4:01 am
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    Wonderful & Very Educational This Video Was / Is .

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  • January 27, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    As HUMAN RIGHT goes … Tecumseh was correct. Without a piece of land, no man has a chance to build equity and private possessions.
    Even the UNGA KNOWS THIS.
    WEIRDLY, AMERICA, among others, VOTES MOTION THIS DOWN.

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  • January 29, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    I llive on the wabsah river. In vincennes about. 1/2 mile for Harrison's house

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  • January 29, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    what happen if you were fighting other Indians , and you lost would they let you live on reservation like the Americans did or would they kill you,please give some examples please

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  • January 30, 2019 at 5:16 am
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    The Indians fought with each other – there were war tribes. Indians allied with various White nations and, of course, White nations were warring with each other too. Its not as simple as White against Indian. Further, the Whites were so much more technically advanced. Diversity creates friction not strength and inevitably one tribe goes down against another.

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  • January 30, 2019 at 5:26 am
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    Douglas Brinkley is such a shill pictured by a card catalogue..lol.

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  • January 30, 2019 at 5:32 am
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    Yes the massacres were one sided in the beginning. Europeans didn't kill women and children and they didn't scalp/torture.

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  • January 30, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    Oh, the inevitable Black singing proves their moral and spiritual superiority. This isn't racism, its just fact. Never mind all the evidence in the world to the contrary- singing proves other wise.

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  • January 30, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    Well Done. Too bad there should have been a few Shawnee and other Native Historians to comment on the Native American Perspective concerning the North West Territory in 1812. White Western Settlers in the North American Territories would continue their conquest & expansion of the Continent against the Original Americans – the Indian – which started in the 17 Th Century with the unsuccessful retaliation from King Philip – 1675/1676; Chief Pontiac – 1763/1766; Tecumseh & Prophet – 1812/1815. Just three of many conflicts against Naïve Americans.
    Many Foreign Nations look at the US Policy against Native Americans as a Classic Case of Genocide against an Indigenous Peoples.

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  • February 2, 2019 at 3:51 am
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    Plyer

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  • February 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    ''In the history books''!!??? NOT in the history books taught today! In fact……History us not even taught in most public schools in the US anymore!! we gave the school system over to leftist Socialist (think with their pussies) women long ago.

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  • February 3, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    Now today we have American government taken away homes and land property away from american people and given their homes to illegal and other people.Today we have congress trying to take Land away from Indian tribes and are taken away land from Veteran who served.Congress is attacking everyone who served in any war or military services their property and lively hod. Congress wants to own everything that others own. They are all communists in congress.Freeloader and leeches off american people.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    Aside from the quarter Native American dude nice video. He really ruined it though with his low level contribution.

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  • February 10, 2019 at 12:49 am
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    How many of you brats whining about how terrible America are working towards migration to a country that fits your needs AND has never committed an atrocity? Geezuz STFU or move somewhere you'll be happy.

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  • February 12, 2019 at 3:17 am
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    The beginning of the end of our sovereignty was Lincoln, because he made us subjects to the U.S.

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  • February 22, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    There are no such men left.

    A precursor to Hell on Earth: http://www.freekentucky.com/a-precursor-to-hell-on-earth/

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  • March 23, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    Pretty pathetic the way the video just glazes over the fact that the White House and other government buildings were burnt down by the British destroying lots of important historical data.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    It's odd how today Tecumseh is seen as a great respected and lauded American and Canadian hero despite the fact he was fighting against American aggression and the protection of his people. A great man indeed.

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  • April 2, 2019 at 11:27 am
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    ""You (white people) Stole America from the Indians!  https://youtu.be/K84c7NlZzno

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  • April 2, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    Pryor to Columbus, and ever sense ,other than mass gambling casinos , the Native Americans has did nothing for  America or the world, The white men  took America and change the world, some say brought it 1000 years forward in civilization and health , brought more people out of poverty than anyone ever in history  .cured more diseases than anyone in history , remember ,the first rule of understanding is truth,  just saying,,,

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  • April 9, 2019 at 6:35 pm
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    White washed history like the White House was white washed after it was burnt. Also it started when Americans attacked raped and pillaged York not as you state. But then again that is the American educational system at work.

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  • April 30, 2019 at 7:18 am
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    SPOILER: America wins…

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  • May 6, 2019 at 7:34 pm
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    Would have worked out much better to just live in HARMONY with each other!! And MUCH moe productive!!

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  • May 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    I am so happy the White's won.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    You must realize that the American Indians committed the same mis-deeds that EVERY other race has. The stronger pushed the weaker out of the better "hunting grounds". However they were organized politically and in the trade of
    goods among themselves. I find it strange today that the "pow wows" held in the west, the participants all dress up
    in feather and jeweled get-ups, unlike the western (Calif) indians that were dressed in "very" plain rough frontier
    clothing.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 12:27 am
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    Wow some really interesting comments here and also some frustrating dumb ones… cool documentary

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  • June 27, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    British propaganda to obscure their part in trying to destroy the United States and subvert its democracy off and on throughout U.S. history. This is fake history from British intelligence.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    But why don't American control Canada to day , was it not you got your arses kicked out of it ?

    English Mik

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  • July 2, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    The pages of all people's histories are soaked in blood; from ancient times, right on up to the modern day.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    The expansionist minded Americans couldn't force their will on Canadians as they did the Mexicans a few years later. Basically they got their asses handed back outright!

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  • July 7, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    It's underwhelming, in terms of world standing, what the U.S. has become lately… a second tier power under Trump admin.. And this video, though well made, is obviously made for you patriots to beat your biased breasts to. And yet and still; we Canadians still love our brothers to to South. but … sigh… just can't get over how fast you slid.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 7:04 am
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    British empire COLONISATION. That's all it was. They saw this as a land with riches they could exploit even if meant murdering anyone get in their way.
    Insane Psychopaths , crimminals , helped to achieve this.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    What I wouldn't give to hop into a time machine and go explore the past.
    Of course I'd stop by Woodstock in 1969, The Grassy Knoll in Dallas in 1963, but then I'd eventually make my way towards the early days of this country.
    I just imagine the giant trees, stunning scenery, fresh air, and people with more charm and character than we can even imagine today.
    Every book was precious, every article of clothing was hand made, and every meal you ate was well-earned.
    I imagine the peaceful dirt roads long before noisy gas engines would forever drown out the simple sounds of nature, daily tasks, and neighborly conversation.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    A steaming pile of B.S.= The U.S.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    No mention of the US blockading and then trying to take back Fort Mackinac?

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  • July 25, 2019 at 7:34 am
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    What is America doing to redress these wrongs

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    Harrison was an excellent general. Harrison negotiated with the indians but didn't care. Was not right what the US did to the indians however what indians did to innocent people was unspeakable. My 3xgreatgrandfather was in the War of 1812 from VT and was at the Battle of Plattsburgh.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:09 pm
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    ‘Within a couple centuries YOUR whole world changes’. Wow i did not think Native Americans lived for hundreds of years.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 5:51 am
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    Heroes ?

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  • August 2, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    I have lived almost my entire life in the area covered in this documentary. Born in Fort Wayne Indiana , relation in Battleground Indiana where Prophets town was located then moved to Toledo Ohio nearby the Fallen Timbers battlefield where Tecunseh fought but was unsuccessful . Have many times visited Fort Meigs in Perrysburg Ohio which Tecumseh and the English besieged but could not conquer and the River Raisin Battleground near Frenchtown ( now Monroe Michigan interesting also as the birthplace of Mrs. George Armstrong Custer ) where the Indians and British slaughtered the wounded Americans . In the area now named Maumee Ohio where the British had a small fort Fort Miami and where prisoners of an aborted Kentucky volunteer attempt were held and slaughtered again by Indians . This area is very rich in American History yet very few people are even aware it exists .

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  • August 2, 2019 at 1:16 pm
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    Change is the fabric of life. Roll with it.

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  • August 5, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    Why romanticise ??Here we go .Same old music.Same old theme and angle.All in favour of the myth of the American dream.The curse of the Europeans.I’m not saying all Europeans are bad.But please don’t give the same old bullshit.They forced the Indian tribes off their land and destroyed the native cultures .Theres Nothing romantic about that.Stalin and Hitler did the same.We don’t get programs with lovely violin playing the ole west tunes and portraying german settlers working hard in the lands of western Russia.Or the white settlers in South Africa.So why do white European Americans portray themselves as non colonist??

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  • August 5, 2019 at 8:02 pm
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    Tecumseh was used by the British who wanted to hold on to territory lost during the Revolutionary war.

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  • August 8, 2019 at 10:43 am
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    There was a dispute over who Tecumseh's mother was, and it has been said he was half white. I was looking up my ancestry and my 7x ggf had a daughter that was married to Pukeshinwa, Tecumseh's father. So if he was half white my ancestor is his mother, and if he's not half white, then she was his step mother. I had no idea ever until last year, and I'm 58, but according to all ancestry websites, Tecumseh has a tie my maternal grandfather, and I am proud of him.

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  • August 10, 2019 at 8:35 am
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    I see through the comments on here that the liberal leftist professors have been successful in their teachings to the young ignorant minds by indoctrination of the blame game and hurt feelings of the snowflakes on here

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  • August 10, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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    Canada still essentially won the war of 1812, United States lost. I agree if Brock had lived things would've been different. Don't forget the Queenston Heights memorial to Brock

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  • August 11, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    If there are no pictures of Tecumseh how do you have one here.? I have seen this one before and a couple of others.. They all look like the same man.. I have heard that Tecumseh realized the English we screwing the "Indians' and felt he should have sided with the states.. He stayed loyal to the English because he had given them his word..

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  • August 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm
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    It’s very simple it’s “ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE LAND & STILL IS TODAY”…

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  • August 11, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Thank you for a great documentary.
    👍

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  • August 13, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    I love Native American ideals. The idea that this land belongs to its children, all of us. For Tecumseh to state that he can't sell what isn't his and that the land already belongs to both the red man and the white man. In return, respect the land mother nature has given us. Such beauty and respect. What an argument. "Why not sell the air, the sea, and the earth?" Only to be rebutted with, "If you natives were one of the Same children of mother earth, than you would all be of the same tribe speaking the same language." What tiny minded thinking. Being white myself, our past is embarrassing. Even some shit today is ridiculous (that goes for all races these days though. A lot of selfishness going around and true values of significant notoriety lost. Way too materialistic as well). I don't blame Tecumseh for denouncing and rejecting those bogus treaties of the past. It's already been proven that we are not true to our word. We could all learn a lot from our Native American brothers. They are truly in touch with nature and the balance of the universe and of life.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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    both Americans & Canadians ( Upper & Lower Canada then ) used Tucumseh…sad

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  • August 15, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    Basting. The. Naked. Turkey. Boy

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  • August 17, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    I wish to learn the truth. I had read a book where the Author, who even listed his resources. This author claims that Tecumseh was a war Chief only. It claimed the Prophet was the chief over the tribe. According to the author Harrison was more concerned with the Prophet. Also according to this author a small group of Huron rode close to the encampment of Harrison. Some of Harrison’s men fired killing a few of the Huron. The Huron went back to Prophets town and reported the incident. The Prophet wanted to wait and not attack. Supposedly he Huron raised enough hell, that the attack in the early morning hours. Also according to the author Prophets town was burnt twice. The author said the Prophet with a small group set up a camp along the wildcat creek. I live in Tippecanoe County within a few miles from the battlefield site. There is now a state park in the immediate area of the battlefield.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 12:35 am
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    A myth that has been passed on, and many people still believes. Tecumseh loved the Wabash and Tippecanoe river basin very much. As the myth goes, Tecumseh said a prayer to protect the area that he loved. Therefore no tornadoes will damage the Area. The city of Lafayette is in the Wabash river valley.

    The myth must be wrong because the city of Lafayette, Indiana has had a few Tornadoes. Luckily no real major damage or deaths occurred.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    We used to sled down the hills at fort meigs, i don't think it's allowed anymore

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  • August 17, 2019 at 11:42 am
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    Seems like America is founded on nothing but thieving the land. Stolen from native tribes. Using war effort to overcome by bloodshed. America was founded on destruction. And yes that indeed continues up to today. Those that feel proud of this effort, feel free to. I don't see any true freedom comming from this.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    North America is & will always be the native indians… Its not British , Spain , freemason, some of the west states belong to Mexico… The indians knew that the white man was not to be trusted …. Still today that carry's true… " Federal Reserve". War is not the answer … Thou shalt not steal or kill thy neighbor for what is not yours… South America is own by the tribe , native people… As to North America belongs to its native people… For the record god our heavily father made all things in this world… The bible , the one book that is the oldest ,most read throught out this world is a true holly book its been proven …

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  • August 18, 2019 at 4:12 pm
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    There is know way the British ever woud destroy the indigeness American Indaian nation. Only you guys did that. Do not blame the Brits for your own discusting bahaviour.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:44 pm
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    Looking at this documentary, one could get the utterly wrong impression that this war was started by the "evil" British and their Indian helpers. The truth, however, is that on 18 June 1812, the United States declared war on the British without any good reason and raided Canada, believing that British troops were so tied up in Europe by Napoleon that they could not defend their territories. But that´s not the truth Americans want to hear or see, right?

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  • August 18, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    we have a Prophetstown in Illinois 🙂

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  • August 18, 2019 at 11:28 pm
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    Got the wrong Union flag flying boys….changed in 1801.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    Stop the hidden SJW message- " white expansion!"

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    Those brits are always desperate for semen.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    This was a civil war.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    I'm so proud as a Canadian that we won this war.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Lies! Rothschild tried forcing a central bank on our young
    country. Patriots rejected his offer of slavery. And,..If you know
    anything about history, you know Rothschild's a vengeful scum who
    retaliates horrible when he doesn't get his way. That's how 1812 started.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:14 pm
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    Ask any modern day American racked-with-guilt a question about the Indians American settlers fought. Ask them, "how they think Indians got their land"?.. Modern Americans won't know the answer. They won't know, "those indians killed other Indians",…They killed the-previous-owners to get that land.

    Listen to a millenial talk about this subject and you won't-believe-your-ears! They think a "Fairy-God-Mother" gave the Indians their land,.. and "Evil-American-Cowboys" were the first people in history to ever kill for land.

    I know about the schools, Tavistock,. the brainwashing,.I-get-it! "Really"! I understand!

    "They've been lied to"!

    But still!..It's unbelievable how stupid these kids are!

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    The darned closed captions don't coincide with the spoken words and are in the midst of the picture. I'm taking this in a bad and perturbed state of mind.
    I might give up on it in a while.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    Stole an afromiggrant carving of his brothers teeth after yeilding foriegn prophet outside bitch.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    Tecumseh had it right. Imagine if Americans woke up tomorrow morning and realised that no government appointee or electorate past or present could negotiate or vote away, God given individual rights?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    William Henry Harrison was quite a hero and also quite a dad still fathering children into his early 70s I believe –

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  • August 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    Good documentary but it is a little tainted by American bias. That's history for you tho.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Theres a thames river in ontario? I guess i just learned there was a rasin river as well.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Earth is flat hey.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:24 am
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    All lands are up for grabs, that’s why we have military, to protect it.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:59 am
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    Gotta disagree with gentleman about the massacres, There was considerably more massacres by Indians than the Americans in the War of 1812 . The British used the threat of Indian massacres to terrorize the white American settlers. This was all done who were on the land ceded America after the Revolutionary War.The British wanted to win back that land and used the threat of massacre to scare the the Americans off American land.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 6:28 am
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    Fort Miamis is a National Park with its entrenchment still in tack, its palisades long gone.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    eugenics will put their blue eyed right out front.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    At the of The War Of 1812, there were no winners
    However, there was a loser.

    One of he greatest shames,, and the greatest sorrows, of the history of the americas, so oft repeated, before, and since.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    … abandoned, collapsing & old shells of buildings and shops that once produced both good men/women and good products. Decent employment is gone. Ghetto simply expands as the politicos jaw-away time and carelessly throw money at it…never securing a thing of real worth. 'New' houses are made from cheap, solidified petrol resin-chip board – houses and retail/commercial structures that burn catastrophically and flat to the ground in the time-range anywhere betwixt ~28 to 45 minutes. All fire-chiefs and their men/women are wary of this sad trend in construction and the plasticized contents that produce even greater, near-explosive confined-space heats that combine with the structure-burn to further reduce the burn rates numbers
    What, exactly, have our times gained? Games and electronic toys Made in China. History – honest history is stories to be told and retold. However, when the historical narrative becomes a crutch to hang past glories upon… The lesson's meaning becomes very clouded

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  • August 27, 2019 at 4:03 am
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    The war of 1812 was a continuation of the revolutionary war.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    we're still here! lol!

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